ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Officials say a five-month construction project along Hanley Road between Forsyth and Clayton Roads is scheduled to begin November 3.
Missouri American Water is in charge of the project, which will replace a 100-year-old water main. The water main has caused problems in the past, but many business owners say they are fearful the project could make them lose business.
“I’m sure some of the patrons will be a little disappointed if they have to wait ten minutes to turn into the parking lot,” said Café Manhattan Manager Michael Dreher. “We’re hoping we can accommodate somehow.”
Lane closures will adjust according to rush hour traffic, since northbound Hanley traffic is heavier in the morning, the northbound lanes will be open until 9:00 a.m. on weekdays. All southbound lanes will open after 3:00 p.m. for the evening rush hour. All five lanes of Hanley Road will be reopened to traffic after 6:00 p.m. each weekday.
As temperatures drop, two water mains have already broken in the St. Louis area. Officials say work will begin at Forsyth and continue down to Clayton Road over the five-month period.