Check Out Your New Greenway!
This greenway has been 50 years in the making – and this segment for the last 10 years. The final piece of this project- the walking and biking bridge over the River des Peres opened October 10, 2020.
Now that the two greenways are connected, it’s easy to see the power of a greenway, linking the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, 7 municipalities, 8 parks, historic sites, libraries, community centers, public transit and small businesses along the way with almost 22 total miles of accessible greenway.
It was a true public-private partnership, completed with the local sales tax dollars that fund our agency, federal funds from a grant, private philanthropic dollars, donated easements and right-of-way from partners and input from you – the residents of the region.
This new section of Gravois Greenway: Grant’s Trail goes from the Mysun Charitable Foundation near Orlando’s northeast, through an industrial area, over a new boardwalk that meanders through a restored wetland, past Republic Services’ recycling center (drop your recyclables off!), over a 600-foot bridge over Bayless Avenue, through an underpass beneath Weber Rd and to the River des Peres. Plus, there are neighborhood connections and amenities along the way. Click here for details, including links to Google Maps to navigate your route.
10 Years in the Making
This kind of project takes an immense amount of work and collaboration. Special thanks to:
- You, the voters who created this agency and who pay sales tax to fund the greenways every day and give us input to guide these projects
- Staff members Lonny Boring, Angelica Gutierrez, Todd Antoine and the rest of the team working on engagement, conservation, finance and fundraising.
- Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors
- Great Rivers Greenway Foundation Board of Directors and all of the donors (listed in the video)
- Partners St. Louis County Parks, City of St. Louis Parks Department and Board of Public Service, Missouri Department of Transportation, Ameren Missouri, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Republic Services and thanks to Trailnet for establishing the first parts of Grant’s Trail years ago
- Consultants DG2 Design, Remiger Design, Reitz & Jens, Inc., CMT, Inc., CBB Transportation Engineers + Planners, Civil Design, Inc., BSI Constructors, TSi Geotechnical, Terracon, Efficacy Consulting and subconsultants/suppliers: PermaTrak and Wheeler
- Prime Contractors on construction include Gershenson Construction Co., R.V. Wagner Construction Co, R.G. Ross Construction Co., Bloomsdale Excavating, Byrne & Jones, Landesign
- Sub-contractors on construction include A-Plus Contractors, ATK Safety Supply, BRK Electrical, Busy Bee Paving, DJM Ecological, D&K Welding, D&S Fencing, Drilling Service Co., Edwards-Kamadulski, LLC, Frontenac Forestry, Geotechnology, Hartman-Walsh, Hayden Wrecking Co., KB Install, LC Service & Supply, Midwest Turf Contractors, Inc., Parker Adams, LLC, Rainbow Connection, Reinhold Electric, Retaining Wall Solutions, Rosch Company, Rosh Midwest, LLC, Stormwater Pro STL, Subsurface Constructors, Inc., Sunnyside Nursery, Town & Country Grading
Huge thanks to the stakeholders and partners who made this project possible!
Extending the Gravois Greenway: Grant’s Trail was a huge undertaking that could not have been completed without the considerable support of stakeholders and partners from around the region. Check out the videos below to hear from many of the amazing individuals who helped make this project a reality.