Traffic barriers around construction for the Loop Trolley project will be removed Tuesday, with about 50 percent of the track already installed.
“We know that the construction and traffic controls have been challenging for our local businesses, and we appreciate their patience,” Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill and president of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, said in a statement. “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.”
Mike Minges, project manager with Kwame Building Group, said in a statement that the project is on schedule. Construction of the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley began in March 2015 with completion slated for late 2016.
Contractors will continue to install light poles and work on westbound station stops at Leland and Limit, officials said, but all major work in the Delmar Loop business district will be completed by Nov. 24.
The $43 million trolley project along Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue will connect The Loop entertainment district to Forest Park. It’s being funded by a $25 million federal Urban Circulator grant, grants from the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement and Surface Transportation programs, New Markets Tax Credits, tax increment financing and private funds.
St. Louis Business Journal ©November 2015