New core transportation projects receive federal funding, move towards construction


New core transportation projects receive federal funding, move towards construction

Two greenway extensions, two cycle tracks (aka protected bike lanes), and a Metrolink station upgrade all move forward.

Today, five regional projects for improved walking, biking, and transit (core transportation) received federal funding, clearing the way towards construction in the coming years. 

These projects are sponsored by our partners at the City of St. Louis, Great Rivers Greenway, and Metro Transit.

The projects were approved by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, a 14-county regional board responsible for transportation planning and funding.

St. Louis City projects include:

  • Funding to replace the Compton Ave. Bridge, adding a cycle track (aka protected bike lane) plus sidewalk and crosswalk upgrades
  • A city-led effort to build a cycle track on South Broadway between River Des Peres Greenway and Dover St. at Bellerive Park

Metro Transit

  • Accessibility, lighting, and canopy improvements at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Metro Station 
  • Additional funding was awarded to Metro for 18 new call-a-ride vans for seniors and people with disabilities as well as 20 new buses which will be hitting the streets in the next few years.

Great Rivers Greenway

  • A segment of the Brickline Greenway from Sarah St. To Grand St., including an overpass over Vandeventer Ave.
  • An extension of the St. Vincent Greenway from Werley Ave. to St. Charles Rock Road in St. Louis County.

Congratulations to our partners on this key step and the strides towards bringing more core transportation projects to the region. All of these projects are included in competitive federal transportation funds administered by East West Gateway. Learn more about these funds on the EWG website.