Construction continues on the one mile greenway extension that will connect the River des Peres Greenway with the Mississippi Greenway at River City Casino!
A new crossing along the Alabama Avenue bridge over the River des Peres is complete:
The old sidewalk on the south side of the Alabama Avenue bridge has been removed (using a special machine that pumped 60 gallons of water per minute through a hole the size of a pencil lead at a pressure of 18,000 PSI)
Beautiful new plazas have been constructed at the intersections:
And asphalt has been poured through Lemay Park and along River City Casino Boulevard to Broadway:
Construction between Alabama and Broadway is largely complete, and is already seeing use by cyclists and pedestrians, but the remainder of the extension from Broadway to the River City Casino is temporarily on hold.
Great Rivers Greenway, in partnership with the Metropolitan Sewer District is currently planning some repairs to the banks of the River des Peres along the path of the greenway as well as some sewer line improvements. These matters will need to be addressed before the remainder of the trail can be constructed. Stay tuned for additional updates.
Lansdowne to Francis R. Slay Park
On the northern side of the River des Peres Greenway, design work is complete for its extension towards Francis R. Slay Park. The project has been bid out, and a winning bid has been approved by the Great Rivers Greenway Board of Directors. Construction is expected to begin soon and completion of this project is expected near the end of 2017.
When both projects are complete, there will be a continuous corridor from Francis Slay Park (Intersection of Canterbury & Ellendale) in the City of St. Louis all the way to Jefferson Barracks County Park in St. Louis County!