Delmar Boulevard

St. Louis on the Air
2:19 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Discussing The 'Delmar Divide': A Line Of Stark Racial And Economic Division In St. Louis

This map, using 2010 census data, gives a birds-eye view of race in St. Louis. Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people.
(via Flickr/Eric Fischer)

The “Delmar Divide” refers to Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis.  It is a street which runs east/west and to a large extent separates the racial make-up of the city.  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, “Crossing a St. Louis street that divides communities,” last year.

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Delmar bridge
1:31 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Interstate 170 to close next weekend at Delmar

The Delmar bridge as it appeared to MoDOT inspectors on April 25, 2011. The bridge has been demolished, and construction of a new one will close all lanes of Interstate 170 at Delmar July 8-11.
(photo courtesy of MoDOT)

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 for the new bridge.

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.

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Delmar bridge
9:08 am
Thu May 12, 2011

I-170 to close May 20-23 for bridge removal

The Delmar bridge over Interstate 170 as it looked to MoDOT inspectors in April. I-170 will be closed from May 20-23 so crews can demolish the bridge and begin work on its replacement.
(Missouri Department of Transportation)

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.

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Road Closures
3:50 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Numerous road closures coming to St. Louis area this weekend

Dozens of lane and ramp closures over the weekend are expected to cause delays.
(via Flickr/ Beaufort Thedigitel)

Despite the onslaught of rain and thunderstorms, the Missouri Department of Transportation says it will move ahead with planned road closures over the weekend.

Several interstate lanes and ramps will be closed while dozens of repairs to the roadways are made.

Deanna Venker, with MoDOT, says the numerous closures might seem like they’d cause a huge headache, but they will actually reduce the impact on drivers.

“We’re trying to incorporate as much work as we can in to these closures when we have to do them,” Venker said.

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Delmar bridge
3:21 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Delmar bridge over Interstate 170 closed immediately

The Delmar bridge over I-170 taken during a MoDOT inspection. Officials say they could have repaired the hole, but the discolored concrete is a big reason for concern.
(Missouri Department of Transportation)

The Delmar Blvd. bridge over Interstate 170 will be closed until it is replaced, the Missouri Department of Transportation announced today.

The department had closed the bridge yesterday to do some emergency repairs. A bridge inspection team, however, determined that the bridge would remain unsafe even with the repairs.

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Race in St. Louis
6:35 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Bound by Division - Race in St. Louis

This map, using 2010 census data, gives a birds-eye view of race in St. Louis. Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people.
(via Flickr/Eric Fischer)

Jack Straughter was a pipefitter in the 1960s when he and his wife were looking for a new house for their family of seven, and so he could have afforded to live almost anywhere in the city of St. Louis.  But as a black man, there were places he never considered looking.

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