Grand Boulevard http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Thursday, September 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-september-20-2012 <p><strong>Three people killed on Grand Bridge following early morning police chase</strong></p><p>The Grand Bridge was closed for several hours early Thursday morning as the result of a vehicle crash that left three people dead and another person critically injured.</p><p>The crash happened as the car was fleeing police.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:20:46 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4661 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, September 20, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, July 13, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-july-13-2012 <p><strong>Nixon to take action on bills today</strong></p><p>Mo.&nbsp;Governor Jay Nixon is wrapping up his action on bills passed this year by state lawmakers. He is expected today to approve the few remaining bills. The deadline to sign or veto legislation is tomorrow.</p><p>Among legislation awaiting action from the governor, is a bill that reduces the disparity in prison sentences between people convicted of crack and powder cocaine crimes.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:31:16 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 4113 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, July 13, 2012 Grand Blvd. Bridge to reopen to traffic Friday http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-blvd-bridge-reopen-traffic-friday <p><em>Updated 1:30&nbsp;p.m. (Friday)&nbsp;with&nbsp;details of Metrolink station reopening.</em></p><p>After being closed for more than a year, the Grand Boulevard Bridge will reopen to traffic tomorrow.</p><p>Grand is one of the city of St. Louis&rsquo; busiest north-south streets, but much-needed work on the aging viaduct required a closure of the street between Chouteau and Interstate 64/40 in March of 2011.</p><p>Tomorrow at 3 p.m., the bridge will reopen. Two lanes will flow northbound during morning rush hour and the two lanes will switch to southbound traffic for the evening rush.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:51:12 +0000 Bill Raack 4112 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Blvd. Bridge to reopen to traffic Friday Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-blvd-viaduct-open-traffic-about-30-days-later-planned <p>St. Louis city officials say the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-grand-closure">new viaduct</a> that will carry Grand Blvd. over the railroad tracks in Midtown won&#39;t open to limited travel until the middle of June.</p><p>Crews had been hoping to open one lane of traffic in each direction by mid-May, says city Board of Public Service president Rich Bradley. But construction crews encountered poor soil conditions and a water line when they began digging.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:13:50 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3078 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned Grand Blvd. bridge now closed for renovation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/grand-blvd-bridge-now-closed-renovation <p>The Grand Boulevard Bridge in Midtown St. Louis is now closed for a planned 15- month renovation.</p><p>As part of the major construction project, the 52-year-old bridge will be completely removed and replaced. The new bridge will have wider sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane.</p><p>Rich Bradley, chief engineer for the city of St. Louis, says the main detours are Compton, Vandeventer and Jefferson.</p> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:21:22 +0000 Julie Bierach 713 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Grand Blvd. bridge now closed for renovation Gearing up for Grand closure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gearing-grand-closure <p>Improved traffic flow and safer conditions for pedestrians who use the Grand Blvd. bridge are two of the benefits of the 15-month closure that will start at 5am on Monday, March 14th.</p><p>The 52-year-old crossing is structurally deficient, and in danger of being closed permanently, says the city&#39;s <a href="http://stl-bps.org/whatwedo.asp">chief engineer, Rich Bradley. </a></p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 23:18:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 630 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gearing up for Grand closure