compton bridge
10:03 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Compton Bridge to reopen tomorrow

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The Compton Bridge in midtown St. Louis is set to reopen to traffic tomorrow.

Compton will be the primary detour during the 14-month reconstruction of the Grand Boulevard Bridge.

St. Louis City Streets Director Todd Waelterman says the Grand closure means finding new routes for some 30,000 vehicles every day.

"It's going to be like a small I-64 closure to us," Waelterman said. "We're going to fire up our traffic operations center.  We're going to have spotters at the major intersections.  We're going to hold this baby tight to us for a couple weeks until we get this baby moving smooth."

Waelterman says Grand will close to traffic on March 14.

The new bridge will feature wider sidewalks and bicycle lane, as well as a newly redesigned Metrolink station.