Grand Boulevard

Morning round-up
9:20 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Morning headlines: Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Three people killed on Grand Bridge following early morning police chase

The Grand Bridge was closed for several hours early Thursday morning as the result of a vehicle crash that left three people dead and another person critically injured.

The crash happened as the car was fleeing police.

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Morning round-up
9:31 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Morning headlines: Friday, July 13, 2012

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Nixon to take action on bills today

Mo. Governor Jay Nixon is wrapping up his action on bills passed this year by state lawmakers. He is expected today to approve the few remaining bills. The deadline to sign or veto legislation is tomorrow.

Among legislation awaiting action from the governor, is a bill that reduces the disparity in prison sentences between people convicted of crack and powder cocaine crimes. 

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Grand Bridge Closure
3:51 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Grand Blvd. Bridge to reopen to traffic Friday

The Feb. 15, 2012 photo shows the progress then of construction on the new Grand Blvd. viaduct in Midtown. The bridge opens to traffic July 13.
(via Twitter/St. Louis Board of Public Service)

Updated 1:30 p.m. (Friday) with details of Metrolink station reopening.

After being closed for more than a year, the Grand Boulevard Bridge will reopen to traffic tomorrow.

Grand is one of the city of St. Louis’ busiest north-south streets, but much-needed work on the aging viaduct required a closure of the street between Chouteau and Interstate 64/40 in March of 2011.

Tomorrow at 3 p.m., the bridge will reopen. Two lanes will flow northbound during morning rush hour and the two lanes will switch to southbound traffic for the evening rush.

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Grand viaduct
3:13 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Grand Blvd. viaduct to open to traffic about 30 days later than planned

The Feb. 15, 2012 photo shows the progress of construction on the new Grand Ave. viaduct in Midtown. It's expected to open to traffic about a month late because of construction delays.
(via Twitter/St. Louis Board of Public Service)

St. Louis city officials say the new viaduct that will carry Grand Blvd. over the railroad tracks in Midtown won't open to limited travel until the middle of June.

Crews had been hoping to open one lane of traffic in each direction by mid-May, says city Board of Public Service president Rich Bradley. But construction crews encountered poor soil conditions and a water line when they began digging.

"You dig in the ground in the Mill Creek Valley there, you can find just about anything," Bradley said.

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Grand Bridge Closure
11:21 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Grand Blvd. bridge now closed for renovation

The Grand Boulevard Bridge is now closed for a 15-month renovation.

The Grand Boulevard Bridge in Midtown St. Louis is now closed for a planned 15- month renovation.

As part of the major construction project, the 52-year-old bridge will be completely removed and replaced. The new bridge will have wider sidewalks and a dedicated bike lane.

Rich Bradley, chief engineer for the city of St. Louis, says the main detours are Compton, Vandeventer and Jefferson.

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Grand Blvd bridge
5:18 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Gearing up for Grand closure

The Grand Blvd bridge will close for 15 months so crews can rebuild the 52-year-old structure. The MetroLink station will also be redone.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Improved traffic flow and safer conditions for pedestrians who use the Grand Blvd. bridge are two of the benefits of the 15-month closure that will start at 5am on Monday, March 14th.

The 52-year-old crossing is structurally deficient, and in danger of being closed permanently, says the city's chief engineer, Rich Bradley.

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