Grand Bridge Construction – What’s in Store for Metro Transit Riders
The City of St. Louis is replacing the Grand Bridge. Although the City has not yet set the official start date, at last report they were looking at mid-March. Regardless of when the bridge is torn down, we do know the project will take 18-24 months. Here’s how the construction project may affect your commute:
During select weekends especially at the beginning of the project, there will be no MetroLink service between the Central West End and the Union Station MetroLink Stations. During this time buses will transport customers in a bus bridge. Metro will alert customers in advance of these events.
For the first 2-3 weeks of the Bridge demolition, customers who normally use the Grand MetroLink Station will need to board and deboard at the Union Station MetroLink Station to connect with the #70 Grand bus to access areas surrounding the Grand MetroLink Station.
The #70 Grand will be rerouted to the Union Station MetroLink Station during the temporary closures of the Grand MetroLink Station. Customers will need to use the #70 Grand bus to reach destinations surrounding the Grand MetroLink Station.
For the entire 18-24 month construction period, customers traveling on the #70 Grand, #58X Twin Oaks Express and #410 Eureka Express may need to make changes to their commute.
New Grand Avenue and Scott Avenue Transit Plaza
The new Grand Bridge will feature wider, ADA-compliant sidewalks, bus pullouts, and spacious wind and rain shelters for transit riders. The Grand MetroLink Station will also undergo a susbstantial redesign that will transform the station into the Scott Avenue Transit Plaza with seating, a vending area, attractive fencing, improved lighting and a 58-space park-ride lot.
For complete details on the project, visit the Grand Avenue Bridge project page. Nextstop will continue to highlight upcoming dates and service changes.