Since 2018, we’ve been working with the City of Olivette to extend the Centennial Greenway from its current endpoint at the Olive Blvd. and I-170 intersection through Olivette so people can connect on foot, bicycle, stroller and wheelchair to Warson Park, the new Olivette Community Center, Indian Meadows Park and the Olive Blvd. stores and restaurants.
Over the past year, we’ve asked for additional feedback from community members to help guide the final designs and ensure a great greenway experience.
This extension will be brought to life in multiple phases. Greenway design from Warson Park to Dielman Road and along Olive Blvd. near I-170 is expected to be complete this summer. In the fall, we’ll break ground in Warson Park, in coordination with the construction of the new Olivette Community Center. In 2022, construction will continue from Warson Park to Dielman Road and along Olive Blvd. near I-170, in coordination with the Olive Crossing Development. The timeline for the design and construction of the final stretch of greenway from Dielman Road to Olive Blvd. is dependent on the acquisition of the Union Pacific Railroad property. We’ll keep you posted on how this process will impact the project schedule.
Community members and our partners at the cities of St. Charles and St. Peters have helped plan the next segment of the Centennial Greenway in St. Charles County. The goal is to extend the greenway (which connects the Katy Trail to the Heritage Museum plus a 0.7-mile walking/biking connection over highways 364 and 94) from its current endpoint at Old Highway 94 to Schaefer Park.
This also sets the stage for future connections that will make it possible to walk or ride a bike on dedicated walking and biking paths all the way from the St. Peters Rec-Plex to the Katy Trail as well as schools, parks and neighborhoods along the way.
Design is almost finished; the project is expected to be bid for construction in 2021-2022. We’ll also add wayfinding signs along the planned Centennial Greenway project being constructed by the City of St. Peters, which extends from Hackmann Road to Spencer Creek Trail, adjacent to Harvester Church of the Nazarene.
The Ackert Walkway — part of the Centennial Greenway linking Forest Park, Washington University and the Delmar Loop — extends north from Delmar Blvd. to Vernon Avenue. With the goal of improving the experience for greenway visitors, we worked with operations and maintenance partners on a betterment project in University City, the City of St. Louis and on the Washington University campus. The improvements included new wayfinding signage across the entire length of the greenway, replacement of aging concrete, new lighting, benches and trash cans. This work was wrapped up in early 2020. Future plans call for an extension of this greenway from Vernon Avenue to Heman Park.