Delmar Boulevard http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussing The 'Delmar Divide': A Line Of Stark Racial And Economic Division In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussing-delmar-divide-line-stark-racial-and-economic-division-st-louis <p>The “Delmar Divide” refers to Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis.&nbsp; It is a street which runs east/west and to a large extent separates the racial make-up of the city.&nbsp; In a sample of households north and south of Delmar, residents south of Delmar Boulevard are 73% white, while residents north of Delmar are 98% African American, as the BBC pointed out in, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17361995">“Crossing a St. Louis street that divides communities,”</a> last year.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:19:33 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards, Don Marsh & Erin Williams 7260 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussing The 'Delmar Divide': A Line Of Stark Racial And Economic Division In St. Louis Interstate 170 to close next weekend at Delmar http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interstate-170-close-next-weekend-delmar <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 170 at Delmar next Friday, July 8, to set girders and install portions of the driving surface <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/delmar-bridge-over-interstate-170-closed-immediately">for the new bridge</a>.</p><p>Lane closures will start around 7 p.m. on July 8, and all lanes will be open again by the morning rush hour on Monday, July 11.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:31:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1540 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Interstate 170 to close next weekend at Delmar I-170 to close May 20-23 for bridge removal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/i-170-close-may-20-23-bridge-removal <p>Interstate 170 near the Delmar Blvd. bridge will close at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20 so crews with Millstone Bangert can remove the aging structure and begin construction on its replacement.</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 14:08:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1221 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org I-170 to close May 20-23 for bridge removal Numerous road closures coming to St. Louis area this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/numerous-road-closures-coming-st-louis-area-weekend <p>Despite the onslaught of rain and thunderstorms, the<a href="http://www.modot.org/"> Missouri Department of Transportation </a>says it will move ahead with planned road closures over the weekend.</p><p>Several interstate lanes and ramps will be closed while dozens of repairs to the roadways are made.</p><p>Deanna Venker, with MoDOT, says the numerous closures might seem like they&rsquo;d cause a huge headache, but they will actually reduce the impact on drivers.</p> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:50:32 +0000 Ettie Berneking 1049 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Numerous road closures coming to St. Louis area this weekend Delmar bridge over Interstate 170 closed immediately http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/delmar-bridge-over-interstate-170-closed-immediately <p>The Delmar Blvd. bridge over Interstate 170 will be closed until it is replaced, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced today.</p><p>The department had <a href="http://www.modot.org/stlouis/news_and_information/District6News.shtml?action=displaySSI&amp;newsId=81460">closed the bridge yesterday</a> to do some emergency repairs. A bridge inspection team, however, determined that the bridge would remain unsafe even with the repairs.</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:21:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Delmar bridge over Interstate 170 closed immediately Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bound-division-race-st-louis <p>As a commercial strip with a street car line down the middle, Delmar Boulevard formed a natural dividing line between St. Louis’s black and white populations. Lawmakers, banks and Realtors exploited that fact, using restrictive covenants and redlining to transform the natural barrier into a legal one.The practice wasn’t unique to St. Louis – but it was far more strategic, intentional and formal here – and it has left a legacy of Delmar as a psychologically powerful “red line.”</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:35:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 955 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis