Great Rivers Greenway is working with the City of Ferguson to apply for a Federal Transportation Grant from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments to construct a new portion of the Maline Greenway from the Ted Jones Trail to West Florissant Avenue.
The goal is to connect into the planned improvements for West Florissant Avenue that the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County are working on.
The first section of the Maline Greenway is currently under construction in Bella Fontaine County Park where three bridges are being replaced, enhancing the trails in the park. Also, a new underpass is being built so that greenway users can safely cross beneath Highway 367, promoting a greater greenway experience. Construction is going well and the project is on track to be completed by next spring.
The proposed 1.6 mile section of Maline Greenway would connect the Ted Jones Trail which begins at the University of Missouri St. Louis’ campus and ends near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Short Avenue. From there, the greenway would travel along Paul Avenue and Ferguson Avenue to Forestwood Park, then continue on through the Park, re-constructing a segment of the existing loop trail within the park and finally continuing on to West Florissant Avenue.
This new section would connect residential and commercial areas as well as bus transit service along West Florissant Avenue, a principal arterial roadway to Forestwood Park, an important recreational destination. The new trail also provides improved pedestrian and bicycle access between the businesses along Florissant Road and West Florissant Avenue, both important town centers and shopping and dining destinations.
The Federal Transportation Grant, if successful, will allow us to construct the new section of greenway, as well as to robustly engage with the community along the way. We are hoping for your support as we pursue this grant. If successful, the project would begin construction in 2022.
East-West Gateway is currently accepting public comments regarding this project through April 4.
They welcome your comments as they select proposals for funding, so your feedback and support for this project will be very helpful and much appreciated!
Complete the form below to provide your feedback to East-West Gateway about this project!
Comments may also be mailed to:
Local Program Application Comments
East-West Gateway Council of Governments
1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 4, 2019.