Officials unveil plan for light rail connecting north St. Louis to South County

Plan images displayed at light rail study that'll connect North. St. Louis to South county. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS, Mo., ( – St. Louis City officials are revealing designs for light rail that would run from north St. Louis to south St. Louis— and they are requesting feedback from the community.

The project named the Northside-Southside route would start near Goodfellow Blvd and Natural Bridge Ave and continue around I-55 and Bayless Ave.

Local residents are encouraged to come to one of the three open houses this week to learn the design study and provide feedback about important station area features to include.

The first open house was held Tuesday evening but the design team will have the following open house available for the public: On Wednesday Jan. 17 , a meeting will be held at the St. Louis Public Library Central Library, located at 1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. On Thursday Jan. 18, a meeting will be held at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, 2901 N. Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.The deadline to submit final project recommendations to the East-West Gateway company will be around Spring 2018.

The entire project is estimated to cost almost $1.5 billion and expected to be completed within 10 years.

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