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March 20, 2015 | 9 Comments

Loop Trolley Construction to Impact Metro Transit Service to Forest Park

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The Loop Trolley project will impact MetroBus routes serving Forest Park as well as how MetroLink customers will be able to access the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station for several months starting on March 30. The changes are necessary in order to accommodate construction work and the closure and demolition of the DeBaliviere Bridge at the Forest Park Parkway.

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Demolition on the DeBaliviere Bridge at Forest Park Parkway is scheduled to begin Friday, April 24. That weekend, MetroLink will not  operate at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station, and MetroLink Station Shuttles will be used to transport customers by bus around the affected area. More information on the shuttle service will be provided in April.

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9 thoughts on “Loop Trolley Construction to Impact Metro Transit Service to Forest Park”

  1. Herbie says:

    I predict the probability that the 90 Hampton will be unable to meet its schedule during the evening between Oakland Ave and DeBaliviere is 95% or greater. The congestion on Kingshighway and I-64 is virtually guaranteed to make the trip take longer than 10 minutes.

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      While delays are a possibility, our planning department has determined this reroute will be less congested than by going through Forest Park (which the #3 Forest Park Trolley will now serve on a limited schedule). The Loop Trolley construction on the DeBaliviere Bridge limits our access points to and from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station as well.

  2. Robert says:

    And using Skinker as a reroute will result in less congestion than either Kingshighway or through the park.

  3. Derek says:

    question about pedestrian access. Will pedestrians be able to cross Forest Park Parkway from DeBalievie to get to Forest Park?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Yes. Pedestrians will be able to access Forest Park using the sidewalk on the east side of DeBaliviere Avenue.

  4. Klump says:

    Is the demolition of the bridge a permanent thing or will it be rebuilt?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      It will be rebuilt.

  5. peter says:

    What’s the purpose behind the project?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Peter, the purpose of the DeBaliviere Avenue bridge closure is due to construction related to the Loop Trolley. The bridge is expected to be demolished and rebuilt to accommodate pedestrian, vehicular and Loop Trolley traffic.

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