St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A section of the newly constructed Kingshighway Bridge in south St. Louis is set to reopen this weekend.
The $21-million dollar project began in July 2015, closing the stretch of road between Shaw Boulevard and Vandeventer/Southwest avenues. This resulted in detours and delays for motorists who frequently travel on this roadway.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at the new bridge’s south end at 11 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Lyda Krewson, along with other city leaders are scheduled to be in attendance.
Motorists will now be able to access four center lanes, two in each direction, on the new six-lane bridge. Two other lanes and sidewalks aren’t expected to re-open until sometime this summer. New landscaping along the stretch is also included in the project.
The demolition and construction of the new bridge was funded by the Federal Highway Administration and Union Pacific Railroad