ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A stretch of Washington Avenue will be closed in both directions for portions of the weekend as police look for ways to decrease crime in downtown St. Louis.
St. Louis police said starting Friday at 10 p.m., Washington Avenue will be shut down between 9th and 14th streets until Saturday at 4 a.m. The same stretch of road will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Police said no one under 21 years old will be allowed in the area while Washington Avenue is closed.
Authorities said police will also be issuing summons to anyone who violates the excessive noise ordinance.
These closings are just the latest plans St. Louis police have come up with in reaction to several shootings that have occurred over the past couple months.