ST. LOUIS, MO – The Loop Trolley has completed the major track installation in the Delmar Loop well ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Traffic barriers will be removed tomorrow, November 10.
“We know that the construction and traffic controls have been challenging for our local businesses, and we appreciate their patience,” said Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and chairman of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District board of directors. “We look forward to completing the remaining construction in 2016 and adding the trolley as an exciting attraction of the Delmar Loop, one of America’s 10 Great Streets.”
The construction project is on-schedule with 50% of the track already installed, according to project manager Mike Minges of Kwame Building Group.
Contractors will continue installing light poles and working on the westbound station stops at Leland and Limit, but all major work in the Delmar Loop business district will be completed by Tuesday, November 24. The minor work will impact parking spaces only intermittently.
Construction on the Loop Trolley began in March, 2015 and is planned for completion in late 2016.
ABOUT THE LOOP TROLLEY
The Loop Trolley is a 2.2-mile fixed-track vintage electric trolley system currently under construction linking University City and Forest Park, with a turnaround at the Missouri History Museum. Owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, the Loop Trolley promotes connectivity, environmentally friendly transportation and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods to enhance quality of life, increase tourism and spur economic development. The Loop Trolley will be an environmentally positive attraction, a prototype for connecting other areas in St. Louis through clean electric transit, and a source of pride for the metropolitan area. For details and construction updates, visit www.looptrolley.com, facebook.com/looptrolley or twitter.com/looptrolley. Email email@example.com or call (314) 696-2147. For weekly updates, join our email list at www.looptrolley.com.
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