June 26, 2015 | 6 Comments

Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction To Detour Two MetroBus Routes

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The city of St. Louis plans to close a section of Kingshighway Boulevard between Shaw Avenue and Southwest/Vandeventer Avenues on Monday, July 6 for about two years to accommodate the reconstruction of a 75-year-old bridge.

For the entire duration of the closure, the #95 Kingshighway will be rerouted around the bridge reconstruction via Chouteau Avenue, Tower Grove Avenue and Magnolia Avenue. In addition, the #14 Botanical Garden will be rerouted via Northrup Avenue to provide access to McRee Avenue.

It is anticipated the #95 Kingshighway will be able to maintain current schedules despite the detour, and passengers traveling through the area should not experience any delays due to the bridge reconstruction. However, the #95 Kingshighway will not be able to serve several MetroBus stops on Kingshighway between Clayton Avenue and Magnolia Avenue as a result of the necessary reroute.

The following are options for passengers using the stops along the current #95 Kingshighway route that will not be served during the bridge reconstruction, beginning July 6.

  • Clayton at Euclid: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station, or walk to Taylor Avenue to connect with #95 Kingshighway.
  • Euclid at McKinley: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station, or walk to Taylor Avenue to connect with #95 Kingshighway.
  • BJC Hospital Plaza: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station.
  • Kingshighway at Oakland: Customers can board the #59 Dogtown on Oakland at Lawn and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at the Central West End MetroLink Station.
  • Kingshighway at Manchester: Customers can board the #32 ML King-Chouteau on Manchester and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue.
  • Kingshighway at McRee: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden westbound on Northrup at Kingshighway and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue or ride to the Central West End MetroLink Station.
  • Kingshighway at Shaw/I-44: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden westbound on Shaw at Kingshighway and transfer to #95 Kingshighway at Tower Grove Avenue or ride to the Central West End MetroLink Station.
  • Kingshighway at Southwest/Vandeventer: Customers can board the #14 Botanical Garden eastbound on Southwest at Kingshighway or walk south to the #95 Kingshighway stop on Magnolia Avenue.

Specific details on MetroBus reroutes can be found on the Rider Alerts and Service Updates sections. Customers may also call Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (Missouri) or 618-271-2345 (Illinois), Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for more information.

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6 thoughts on “Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction To Detour Two MetroBus Routes”

  1. Michael mcmullen says:

    It is 14 Botanical Gardens not 16 Botanical Gardens

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Michael, I went ahead and fixed the tag. Thank you.

  2. Steve S says:

    Will the Kingshighway bus stop at all the bus stops on Taylor, Chouteau and Tower Grove?

    I don’t understand the detour for 14 and looked at the detours in the Rider Alerts and did not find a detour for this construction. Can we get more specific routing for the 14?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Steve, have you checked out this link yet? Take a look and let us know if you still have any futher questions.

      https://metrostlouis.org/PlanYourTrip/ServiceUpdates.aspx

  3. Robin says:

    Why isn’t there a diagram for the #14?

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