Construction of greenway that will link the Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park to West Florissant Avenue through Ferguson is slated for late 2022
We are happy to report that the next phase of the Maline Greenway was awarded $2 million in federal Surface Transportation Program funds that will be used for constructing this long-awaited connection through Ferguson! Since 2011, we have been working with the City of Ferguson, St. Louis County, area residents and other stakeholders on plans for the 1.5 mile stretch of the Maline Greenway that will link the Ted Jones Trail to Forestwood Park and then on to West Florissant Avenue. This will make it possible for people to walk, ride a bike, use a wheelchair or push a stroller to connect to neighborhoods, businesses, schools and parks via a paved, accessible greenway rather than navigating a narrow shoulder along a busy roadway. By connecting to the Ted Jones Trail, it also opens up a connection to the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus and the St. Vincent Greenway.
We are working with Missouri Department of Transportation to execute the program agreement for the federal funds and the design team has launched the environmental review procedures that will clear the way to build the greenway. As the project plans progress, we will be reaching out to community members to share updates periodically and gather feedback from select focus groups. There is still plenty of design work to be completed before the federal funds are made available to us in October of 2022. Construction is slated to begin in late 2022.
What is the Maline Greenway?
The plan for the Maline Greenway calls for a seven-mile paved path that will be serve as an east-west link between the St. Vincent Greenway in North St. Louis County and the Mississippi Greenway (Riverfront Trail). It will parallel Maline Creek through the cities of Berkeley, Kinloch, Ferguson, Jennings, Moline Acres, Bellefontaine Neighbors and Riverview in St. Louis County, and the City of St. Louis. When complete, the Maline Greenway will create a new space for people to get fresh air, exercise and connect to area parks, trails and waterways. See the master plan here.