(KMOV.com) – Organizers for Fair St. Louis said they are ready for the traffic and parking problems that may cause drivers headaches.
Due to construction on the Arch grounds, the fair is going to be held in Forest Park, Drivers will not be allowed to park on streets inside the park. Organizers said they have worked with Metro to provide close to 20,000 parking spots near the park and they are asking drivers to use specific lots near the park.
“The routes will give drivers access to thousands of parking spaces,” said Lori Thamen, the Executive Director of Fair St. Louis. “80 percent of which are free or reduced at approximately $10-$15.”
Parking is free on the morning of July 4 until 10:00 a.m.
Organizers are urging attendees to use the two nearby MetroLink stations. Two MetroLink stations are both about half of a mile from the fairgrounds entrance: the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and the Skinker MetroLink Station. Fairgoers taking a Red Line train between the Lambert Airport and Shiloh-Scott Stations should use the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to access the fairgrounds, and to return to that station when they head home.
Fairgoers who travel on the Blue Line between the Shrewsbury Lansdowne I-44 and University City Big Bend MetroLink Stations should use the Skinker MetroLink Station, and then catch the train at that station when they head home.
Metro will not be operating bus shuttle services to the event; however, Fair Saint Louis will operate two free shuttles inside Forest Park during the fair.
There are two main entrances into Fair St. Louis; Hampton and Union and Forest Park Parkway and Union. Officials are encouraging participants to mainly use the Forest Park Parkway entrance.
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