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Stretch of Forest Park Parkway near Kingshighway reopen

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A stretch of Forest Park Parkway west of Kingshighway that’s been closed since December for construction is now reopen.

The ribbon cutting ceremony took place Friday at 12:30 p.m. The bridge over nearby Metro tracks is set to re-open too.

A section of the road near Kingshighway will re-open as a traditional four-way intersection. Before, Forest Park Parkway went under Kingshighway.

This comes tanks to a push by the BJC Healthcare and Washington University to improve the intersection as more hospital buildings go up in the Central West End. BJC even backed the $7 million price tag with a $5 million contribution. 

Now, easier crossings for pedestrians and a bridge over the Forest Park bike trail 

Mayor Lyda Krewson called the end result beautiful. 

"Its a great connection between hospital complex, Forest Park and the Central West End," Mayor Krewson said. 

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