Join us for an open house on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 to learn more about the soon-to-be constructed bicycle and pedestrian bridges over highways 364 and 94 in the City of St. Charles.
We are hosting a community open house with our partners at the City of St. Charles and St. Charles County to share details about the extension of the Centennial Greenway. This phase of the project is extending the existing Centennial Greenway that links Heritage Park and the KATY Trail over highways 364 and 94 to connect thousands of people on both sides of the community.
The open house will be held at the St. Charles County Heritage Museum at Heritage Park (1630 Heritage Landing St Peters, Missouri 63303) from 5 – 7 p.m. Area residents are invited to stop by anytime during that timeframe to ask questions, review maps, and learn more about the expanded greenway. Duplicate 30-minute presentations will be held at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
The plans call for a one mile extension of the existing 2.2 mile Centennial Greenway just east of the Heritage Museum. The paved greenway will head north and cross both highways 364 and 94 where it will connect to Old Highway 94 near Muegge Road. The new route will enable on-street connections to nearby Laurel Park, Schaefer Park, Wapelhorst Park, the Laurel Park Trail, McClay Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library, Francis Howell North High School and Henderson Elementary School—all of which are less than two miles from the bridges.
“This is a game-changing connection for people in the City of St. Charles, St. Charles County and beyond,” says St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. “By bridging these two highways, thousands of people who live, work, and go to school in this area will now be able to safely walk or ride a bike to get where they need to go. It will also connect them to the KATY Trail and St. Louis County via the existing Centennial Greenway.”
In addition to a paved trail and bridges, the greenway expansion will also have a rest stop landscaped with native plants. The interpretive signage will highlight the unique features of the Centennial Greenway that connects to the region’s rivers, parks and communities.
“We are grateful for our partners at the City of St. Charles, St. Charles County, and Missouri Department of Transportation whose input and support helped make this project a reality,” says Susan Trautman, Executive Director Great Rivers Greenway. “We have been working together for a long time to expand the Centennial Greenway over these two highways. We are eager to eliminate this barrier and open up a new route so people can walk or ride bikes to get to work, school, run errands or just enjoy some fresh air.”
For more information about the Centennial Greenway, click here.