Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: Kingshighway Closing at I-44 for Weekend

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: Kingshighway Closing at I-44 for Weekend

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ST. LOUIS > Kingshighway closing at I-44 for weekend - Drivers who normally use South Kingshighway near Interstate 44 must find another route this weekend because the street will be closed in that area.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close Kingshighway under the highway at 9 p.m. Friday to allow for the demolition of the eastbound I-44 bridge over the street. The shutdown will be between Shaw Avenue and the ramp to westbound I-44. That ramp and others at the interchange will remain open, as will I-44.

The affected stretch of Kingshighway will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m. Monday, although one lane in each direction will be closed until mid-August. The bridge replacement work is part of an ongoing effort to rebuild or renovate six I-44 bridges in the city.

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Cliff Cave County Park improvements complete - Improvements to Cliff Cave County Park, including a 2-mile trail extension and a new Mississippi River scenic overlook, will open to the public after a ribbon-cutting event at 10:15 a.m. Friday.

Completion of the $4.3 million project also will be marked by a community celebration on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. on the park's lower parking lot. The celebration will include music, games, free snow cones and waffles for the first 250 visitors, yoga and hiking classes and a 30-minute nature walk. Bicycles and helmets will be available for rental.

The project, funded by the Great Rivers Greenway district, extends an existing 5-mile paved trail up a bluff to the new river overlook. The project also included additional parking and restrooms, a 210-foot pedestrian bridge over Cliff Cave Road to connect visitors to the overlook and a 70-foot bridge over a creek. Also included are new native trees, shrubs and flowers.

The project also includes a new crosswalk across Telegraph Road to the park at Erb Road.

BRIDGETON > Utility tax hike to take effect June 1 - An increase in Bridgeton's utility tax on nonresidential customers goes into effect on June 1, by action Wednesday night of the City Council. …

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