Downtown paving project beginning Friday

Downtown paving project beginning Friday

ST. LOUIS – With fewer drivers on downtown streets, a major paving project starting Friday may cause fewer inconveniences; but even so, more than 30 sections of road from N. Fourth Street to N. Jefferson Avenue will be affected.

Mayor Lyda Krewson noted the benefit of the stay-at-home order for this project and said, “We’re able to take advantage of that and the warmer weather to get started on this much-needed work. I appreciate Ameren’s willingness to be involved and their investment toward improving these roads that thousands of people depend on.”

The paving will cost about $2 million, of which Ameren Missouri is providing more than $1 million in materials. The city is spending more than $550,000 in labor and equipment, including $200,000 in ward capital funds from Seventh Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, whose ward encompasses the downtown area.

The has four phases:

  1. Portions of Jefferson, Olive Street, North 21st Street and Washington Avenue
  2. Fourth to N. 11th Street
  3. Washington, south to Clark Street
  4. Remaining stretches including N. Tucker Boulevard and areas west

The project will take about five weeks.

The green lines on the paving map show the streets Ameren is funding. The red lines are the streets the city is funding.

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