Groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for the Delmar Loop Trolley project.
Joe Edwards ,the man with a vision along with other community leaders supporting the project, participated in a unique, colorful and music filled event.
“This project is a great example of what can happen when we all work together. The Loop Trolley is a source of pride for the entire area, plus it will be fun to ride,” said Edwards.
The $43 million dollar project will have ten stops connecting the Loop and Forest Park along Delmar Boulevard and Debaliviere Avenue.
The Loop Trolley is designed to increase car safety, improve traffic flow and provide an attractive Loop entrance.
“What this means is really pulling our region together, to join the city and the county , ” said Mayor Francis Slay.
The project is scheduled to be complete by next summer. Service would begin late next year. “A project like , brings so many partners together and can really serve as an example for our St. Louis Region,” said University City Mayor Shelley Welsch.
There’s a lawsuit being heard in the federal appeals court in St. Louis, seeking to stop the project. Construction is expected to start March 2015 and is scheduled to be completed next year.