Delmar Loop trolley construction set to begin in March

Crews will first build a permanent roundabout near the lion gates in University City, which will help the flow of traffic, according to Chris Poehler, administrator of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District.

Trolley track construction will start next along Delmar Boulevard near Kingsland. The fixed-track electrical trolley system will run along Delmar and DeBaliviere Avenue, which will link the shops in the Loop to forest Park and the Missouri History Museum. There will be a total of 10 stops along the way.

More than half of the $43 million project will be funded by a $25 million Urban Circular Grant by the Federal Transit Administration.

KCI Construction Company will build the track and civil infrastructure, and rehab the maintenance/storage facility; Wissehr Electrical Electrical Contractors will build the overhead contact system and lighting for the trolley; and Kwame Building Group will serve as the construction manager. 

KSDK-TV ©February 2015

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