CityArchRiver http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Arch Grounds Improvement Project Update From CityArchRiver http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-improvement-project-update-cityarchriver <p></p><p>Vice President Biden visited St. Louis earlier this week to view the improvement project underway on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. He said the project was a model of public-private partnership.</p><p>But how is the project coming along? CityArchRiver Communications Director Ryan McClure appeared on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> today to give an update on the project’s progress.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 23:05:08 +0000 Camille Phillips 36179 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Improvement Project Update From CityArchRiver CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cityarchriver-announces-178-million-private-fundraising <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right after </span>CityArchRiver<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:54:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 35622 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising New Bridge, Traffic Routes To Open Near Gateway Arch Grounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-bridge-traffic-routes-open-near-gateway-arch-grounds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Walnut Street Bridge downtown near the Gateway Arch reopens Friday afternoon along with a new permanent traffic configuration.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MoDOT has been working over the past two months to replace the span with a wider, two-way bridge over I-44 as part of the </span>CityArchRiver2015<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> redevelopment project.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:39:29 +0000 Joseph Leahy 34405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Bridge, Traffic Routes To Open Near Gateway Arch Grounds Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opinions-vary-impact-arch-riverfront-construction <p>Ed Lammering<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wore his top hat to a groundbreaking last month beside the Gateway Arch, but left his horse, </span>Lukes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, at the St. Louis Carriage Company’s stable on the other side of Busch Stadium. &nbsp;He held a sign which read, “Where do we stand? – carriage drivers.”</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:58:03 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction MoDOT To Close Ramp From Pine Street To I-70 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/modot-close-ramp-pine-street-i-70 <p>If your daily commute includes heading west out of downtown St. Louis on I-70, you may need to find an alternate route.</p><p>Shortly after rush hour on Monday morning, the Missouri Department of Transportation is permanently closing the ramp from Pine Street to westbound I-70.</p><p>The closure paves the way for work on the Park Over the Highway, which is part of the<a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/"> CityArchRiver 2015&nbsp;</a>plans to revamp the Gateway Arch grounds.</p><p>MoDOT spokesman Andrew Gates said the ramp will ultimately be replaced early next year.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 18:18:49 +0000 Tim Lloyd 31695 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MoDOT To Close Ramp From Pine Street To I-70 Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-riverfront-redevelopment-begins <p>An effort to improve safety and access between the Gateway Arch and the riverfront has begun. City leaders and developers kicked off construction Thursday afternoon on the second phase of redeveloping the Arch grounds.</p><p>The $33-million project, centered along Leonor K. Sullivan Bvld., will elevate the corridor by nearly three feet to reduce flooding as well as add bike paths, walkways, better lighting and landscaping.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:47:09 +0000 Joseph Leahy 31461 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins Update: Next Steps For Arch Grounds Redevelopment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-next-steps-arch-grounds-redevelopment <p>Construction of the Central River Project along the Gateway Arch <a href="http://www.greatriversgreenway.org/news.aspx?tabid=351&amp;entryid=197" target="_blank">begins November 14</a>. It is a key component of the <a href="http://www.cityarchriver.org/about-the-project/plan-scope/" target="_blank">CityArchRiver 2015 redevelopment plans</a>. Great Rivers Greenway is taking the lead on the project.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:40:23 +0000 Camille Phillips 31021 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update: Next Steps For Arch Grounds Redevelopment Arch Grounds Construction Means Some Downtown Roads Close For The Next Month http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-construction-means-some-downtown-roads-close-next-month <div><p>A busy area of downtown St. Louis will close for about a month starting today as part of the project to improve the area around the Gateway Arch.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Department of Transportation says Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street will shut down after Monday morning rush hour. </span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:19:22 +0000 The Associated Press 30641 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Construction Means Some Downtown Roads Close For The Next Month First Phase Of CityArchRiver Project Is Underway http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-phase-cityarchriver-project-underway <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation began making improvements today to the ramps from the MLK and Eads bridges to westbound Interstate 70. It's part of the $26 million park over the highway.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MoDOT spokesman Drew Gates says this first phase will not change routes to downtown or the Gateway Arch.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We’ll continue to make sure people are able to get to the Gateway Arch and be able to enjoy that during the construction process," Gates said.</span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:52:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 29407 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Phase Of CityArchRiver Project Is Underway Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-grounds-redevelopment-begins-official-groundbreaking <p>National and state leaders broke ground Friday on the first phase of the CityArchRiver 2015 plan to revitalize the Gateway Arch grounds.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two members of President Obama’s cabinet—Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx—were present at the ceremony. The first project is a park to be built over Interstate 70 to improve accessibility between downtown and the Arch grounds. Senator Claire </span>McCaskill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> praised local officials for getting to this point.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:17:17 +0000 Bill Raack, Kristi Luther & The Associated Press 28757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch Grounds Redevelopment Begins With Official Groundbreaking