Construction begins Monday on a long-awaited project in the Delmar Loop.
Crews will install traffic control devices first, then demolish the north side of the existing roundabout at Delmar and Trinity.
Meanwhile, traffic through the roundabout will be redirected, and regular two-lane traffic will remain the same.
The two mile route will connect University City to Forest Park. Stops include two Metro stations and the Missouri History Museum.
The $43 million project is something Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards has waited a long time to see.
“And that’s really meaningful. People can stay downtown or in Clayton, hop on the Metro line, our great MetroLink system, then hop on the trolley and come here or come to the Forest Park attractions and get on the circulator that goes around there. Its big time for St. Louis,” he said.
Delmar will remain open to traffic during this construction.
Edwards says crews will work a block or two at a time, and move the driving lanes over to one side of the road as they work.
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