Construction begins next to Kiener Plaza

Construction underway at Kiener Plaza in St. Louis (KMOV)

By Brian Feldman, News 4 Reporter

ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -- On Market Street between Broadway and Seventh streets crews took out medians in the middle of the road beginning Monday morning. Traffic is going to remain open in both directions during construction but drivers are asked to be on the lookout for lane closures through the end of the month.

“Taking out the medians allows us to create a better pedestrian environment downtown, especially next to Kiener Plaza, while maintaining options for motorists,” Ryan McClure of City Arch River said.

This construction is connected to the redevelopment downtown which is expected to be complete in the spring of 2017. It calls for interactive water fountains for children along with a playground, café seating and other amenities.

Officials say the timing for its completion is still on track.

“It’s going really well,” McClure said. “The crews over at Kiener Plaza are going extremely quickly in the demolition stages so they’re bringing everything to grade right now and then after that you’ll start to see the plaza take shape.”

The Kiener Plaza renovation cost $19 million – part of the $380 million redevelopment of the Gateway Arch grounds.

Copyright 2016 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you