Walking and Biking Connection to I-44 Bridge

Project Overview:
The Cities of Kirkwood, Sunset Hills and Fenton are working with Great Rivers Greenway and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) on the trail connections to a dedicated walking and biking path that will be built on the north side of the new I-44 bridge over the Meramec River, just west of Highway 270. The three communities have agreed to fund the connections to the bridge on either side of the river, while Missouri Department of Transportation and Great Rivers Greenway will fund the structure of the walking and biking path on the bridge. The bridge itself is currently under construction, follow updates here.

Project Location:
North side of new I-44 bridge westbound bridge over the Meramec River just west of Highway 270. The connection to the bridge on the west side will link to the Meramec Greenway along Yarnell Road and Stoneywood Drive on east side.

Project Partners:
City of Kirkwood
City of Sunset Hills
City of Fenton
Great Rivers Greenway
Missouri Department of Transportation


Project Status

In fall 2019, area residents were invited to attend a series of community open houses and online surveys to offer feedback on the design and possible amenities for each trail connection. Preliminary plans will be presented to each of the municipal boards in summer 2020 for approval. Once approved, the trail connections can advance to final design and then MoDOT will bid the shared use path for construction in 2021.