18 Metro Bus routes impacted by construction project - KMOV.com

18 Metro Bus routes impacted by construction project

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Eighteen different Metro Bus routes will be impacted while the Civic Center Metro stop undergoes a major construction project.

Work began on the project, with Metro and city officials breaking ground on the expansion Tuesday.

Thousands of people will have to reroute their commute because the Civic Center station closure will make the bus drop riders off two blocks away.

The Civic Center Transit Center, located on 14th and Spruce, serves about 7,000 passengers a day, making it one of the busiest hubs in the area.

"It's packed with people," St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said. "It gets people to work, it gets people home, it gets people to move around our city. I could see it was busting at the seams in terms of activity and does need some improvement.

The construction project will make space for 18 bus and two Metro Call-A-Ride bays, moving buses off of 14th Street. The newly constructed space will also be able to accommodate 60-foot buses and possibly electric buses in the future. A new building will provide passenger amenities to riders.

Construction is expected to begin by the end of April. Metro officials will be at the Union Station stop throughout the week to help passengers with the adjustments.

The following bus routes will be impacted by construction:

  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates-Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #30 Soulard
  • #32 ML King-Chouteau
  • #41 Lee
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #74 Florissant
  • #78 Larimore
  • #80 Park-Shaw
  • #94 Page
  • #97 Delmar
  • #99 Downtown Trolley
  • #40X I-55 Express
  • #58X Twin Oaks Express
  • #174X North Express
  • #410X Eureka Express

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