New Bridge to be installed over Shady Grove Creek in Lorraine Davis Park on May 24
Along with our partners at the City of Webster Groves and our construction team, we are making great progress on the Deer Creek Greenway expansion from Deer Creek Park to Lorraine Dave Park. This project is adding 1.5 miles to the existing 0.7-mile greenway, for a total of 2.2 miles to explore and enjoy.
On Thursday May 24, Gershenson Construction will install a 140 foot long and ten foot wide pedestrian bridge across Shady Grove Creek in Webster Groves’ Lorraine Davis Park. To accommodate placement of the bridge, one southbound lane of Brentwood Boulevard between Marshall road and the BP station will close Wednesday, May 23 in the evening and will remain closed overnight as a staging area. On May 24, area residents are encouraged to avoid the area between E. Waymire and E. Thornton Avenue, between 6:30 am and 10 am while contractors set the bridge over the creek. Click here to see a map of the area impacted.
“This is an exciting milestone for the project, says Angelica Gutierrez, Great Rivers Greenway Project Manager. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to deliver this expanded greenway to the community. As with all projects, our team is committed to minimizing impact to area residents as we work through each phase of construction.”
After the bridge is placed, contractors will begin work on sidewalks and driveways along Pacific Avenue. Work is underway on the new trailhead on Marshall Avenue with construction of a new shelter and pump track slated for mid-to-late June.
In addition to the new greenway bridge, the expansion also includes improvement to Lorraine Davis Park. The plans call for benches, boardwalks, landscaping with native plants, and a new pavilion with picnic tables and a drinking fountain. A new overlook adjacent to the pavilion will offer views of the confluence of Deer and Shady Creeks.
Weather permitting, the greenway is expected to be complete in the Fall.