Skinker/Delmar intersection to close for 12 days beginning this Monday, April 25 for Loop Trolley track installation

ST. LOUIS, MO – With more than 85 percent of the Loop Trolley track installed, work on one of the last major segments begins in this Monday, April 25, 5 a.m. at the Skinker/Delmar intersection.

The intersection at Skinker and Delmar will close for 12 days beginning Monday April 25. Contractors will be working around the clock to significantly reduce the number of days that track installation work will impact local businesses and residents. Temporary ADA and pedestrian crossings will be provided at the intersection.

Access to the Delmar Loop shopping, restaurant and entertainment district will remain open via detours on Forest Park Parkway, Big Bend Blvd. and DeBaliviere Ave.

Detours will divert traffic to:
• Forest Park Pkwy – the east‐west alternative to Delmar Blvd;
• Big Bend Blvd. and DeBaliviere Ave – the north‐south alternatives to Skinker between Delmar and Forest Park Pkwy.

The busy intersection in the heart of the Delmar Loop is a significant north‐south and east‐west route. After exploring options to provide access for both pass-through traffic and destination trips to the Delmar Loop, officials agreed that a full closure would have the least impact. The alternate routes were chosen because they have similar capacity to Delmar and Skinker, and they do not pass through predominantly residential areas.

Traffic signals along the route will be re‐timed to efficiently handle the extra traffic volumes. The detour routes will be monitored and traffic lights adjusted as needed throughout the closure period.

Watch for detour signage and click on the map for complete details. For details and construction updates, visit, and Email or call (314) 696-2147.

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 or Email or call (314) 696-2147. For weekly updates, join our email list at
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