There are some temporary greenway closures that will reduce or limit your access to a few of the greenways in the coming months. Here is what you need to know before you go:
The Mississippi Greenway south of the Merchant’s Bridge-between Bremen Ave and Ferry Street
One of the barge conveyors that crosses over the Mississippi Greenway south of the Merchant’s Bridge will be replaced in June. The greenway will be completely closed on Tuesday June 6th to accommodate the removal of the old structure and Wednesday June 14th for the placement of the new one. Once the new conveyor has been put in place, there will still be some ongoing overhead work. When the work is taking place directly over the greenway, the construction firm will place barriers at Bremen Avenue to the south and Ferry Street to the north to shut down the greenway. The construction firm will have people in yellow and orange safety vests stationed on the greenway to intermittently stop bicycle and pedestrian traffic as needed for safety reasons. They can communicate and/or escort people through, but only if it is safe to do so. If not, people will have to turn around and will be unable to use the greenway in this area. We will post any relevant updates or alerts about this work on our Facebook Page and Twitter. Please note this work is weather dependent and the dates may change accordingly.
Missouri Greenway Monarch Chesterfield Levee
The Missouri Greenway Monarch Chesterfield Levee is closed at Long Road through March 2018 to accommodate levee pump station work by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. You can still use the greenway on either side of this closure, but there is no temporary re-route around the construction. Click here for more details and a map.
Centennial Greenway on Washington University Campus and Forest Park Parkway Bridge
The segment of the Centennial Greenway that travels through the Washington University campus is closed through August 2017 to accommodate construction on the Danforth campus. Washington University has established a detour that will take you around the campus via the sidewalk on Forsyth, a new dedicated bike and pedestrian walkway on Big Bend Blvd., and through the Ames Place neighborhood to connect with the existing greenway along Melville Ave. Click here for a detailed map of the detour.
In addition, the bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossing over Forest Park Parkway is under construction making the bridge temporarily inaccessible. Pedestrians and cyclists should follow the temporary detour outlined above (Click here for a detailed map of the detour) or use Skinker Blvd. to connect to Forest Park, the Delmar Loop or the Washington University campus. These detours will add extra time to your walk or bike ride. Please be sure to plan your trip accordingly!