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Arch Grounds Renovation
3:51 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

'Park Over The Highway' At Arch Begins To Take Shape

Large cranes place 14 ton girders across the depressed lanes of I-44 in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Camille Phillips/St. Louis Public Radio

A major step in the Gateway Arch grounds renovation is taking place this weekend, causing road closures and detours in downtown St. Louis.

Working around the clock from Friday night until Monday morning, Missouri Department of Transportation crews are placing 40 large girders over the depressed lanes of I-44. It’s the first step in building the land bridge that will connect downtown St. Louis with the Arch grounds.

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St. Louis on the Air
6:05 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Arch Grounds Improvement Project Update From CityArchRiver

Credit The CityArchRiver Foundation

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.

But how is the project coming along? CityArchRiver Communications Director Ryan McClure appeared on St. Louis on the Air today to give an update on the project’s progress.

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Gateway Arch
4:54 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

CityArchRiver Announces $178 Million In Private Fundraising

Sportscaster Joe Buck helped announced CityArchRiver's $178 million private fundraising total. The $380 million project is expected to be completed in 2016.
Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

Right after CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.

Buck told patrons lunching in Ballpark Village that the group was within $20 of raising an even $178,210,000. He managed to coax somebody wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey to hand over $100, prompting the room full of St. Louis Blues fans to cheer.   

Buck – who helped emcee CityArchRiver’s event announcing the fundraising figure – said he was impressed by the project’s progress.

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Gateway Arch Redevelopment
6:39 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

New Bridge, Traffic Routes To Open Near Gateway Arch Grounds

The Walnut Street Bridge over I-44 reopens Friday afternoon.
Credit CityArchRiver2015

The Walnut Street Bridge downtown near the Gateway Arch reopens Friday afternoon along with a new permanent traffic configuration.

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 CityArchRiver2015 redevelopment project.

On both sides of the highway, Memorial Drive will be permanently rerouted to make way for the new park that will bridge the Arch Grounds to the rest of downtown, said MoDOT engineer Deanna Venker.

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CityArchRiver 2015
8:58 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Opinions Vary On Impact Of Arch Riverfront Construction

Traffic restrictions along Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard. are in place during the Central Riverfront project.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon

Ed Lammering wore his top hat to a groundbreaking last month beside the Gateway Arch, but left his horse, Lukes, at the St. Louis Carriage Company’s stable on the other side of Busch Stadium.  He held a sign which read, “Where do we stand? – carriage drivers.”

The carriage company is among several businesses that have concerns about the impact of the $360 million CityArchRiver 2015 project. Work will include expanding the Arch grounds over Interstate 70, carving out a new central entrance for the underground museum and numerous other major improvements.

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Road Work
12:18 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

MoDOT To Close Ramp From Pine Street To I-70

If your daily commute includes heading west out of downtown St. Louis on I-70, you may need to find an alternate route.

Shortly after rush hour on Monday morning, the Missouri Department of Transportation is permanently closing the ramp from Pine Street to westbound I-70.

The closure paves the way for work on the Park Over the Highway, which is part of the CityArchRiver 2015 plans to revamp the Gateway Arch grounds.

MoDOT spokesman Andrew Gates said the ramp will ultimately be replaced early next year.

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Central Riverfront Project
6:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Arch Riverfront Redevelopment Begins

City officials and developers shovel soil in a ceremonial groundbreaking Thursday at the Riverfront Overlook Stage between the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River.
Joseph Leahy St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:40 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Update: Next Steps For Arch Grounds Redevelopment

(Courtesy CityArchRiver)

Construction of the Central River Project along the Gateway Arch begins November 14. It is a key component of the CityArchRiver 2015 redevelopment plans. Great Rivers Greenway is taking the lead on the project.

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Traffic / Gateway Arch
10:19 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Arch Grounds Construction Means Some Downtown Roads Close For The Next Month

(via Flickr/Zahlm)

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.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street will shut down after Monday morning rush hour.

The closing is part of a project to create a parkway over Interstate 70 and improve access between the Arch area and the rest of downtown. The multi-million dollar project is expected to be complete in 2015.

Arch Grounds
4:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

First Phase Of CityArchRiver Project Is Underway

An artist's rendering of the plans for the "park over the highway" portion of the Arch grounds revamp.
(Courtesy CityArchRiver)

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.

MoDOT spokesman Drew Gates says this first phase will not change routes to downtown or the Gateway Arch.

“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.

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