(KMOV) – The Grand Boulevard Bridge in midtown that runs between I-64/Highway 40 and Chouteau will be coming down in January.
It handles about 30,000 drivers a day, and connects St. Louis University’s main campus with its Health Sciences campus.
When the bridge closes, traffic will head west to Vandeventer and east to the Jefferson Avenue overpass or the Compton bridge, which will be reinforced to handle a greater traffic load.
The new grand bridge will have wider traffic lanes, bike lanes and planter boxes in the median. There will also be wider sidewalks and turn-out lanes for buses dropping off or picking up passengers from the Metrolink stop.
The $25 million project is expected to take about a year.
City officials will provide updates later this year on closure and alternative routes.