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Newstead Ave. Street Improvements Project Continues – Phases 6, 7, 8A, Metrolink Crossing and 4444 Parking Lot

PHASE 6 – Newstead and Duncan Intersection – North East Corner of the Intersection

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 6.

Phase 6 has been delayed due to some Ameren repair work on a below-grade vault structure. Repair work is expected to be completed the first week of August. Once Ameren completes, the road widening contractor can continue work at this location. Work is expected to complete in late August.

Lane Closures – During Phase 6, the construction team will be widening the roadway on the NE corner of the Newstead and Duncan intersection, in anticipation of re-aligning the roadway. A single lane closure on Newstead north of Duncan, and on Duncan east of Newstead will be in place associated with this work.

Please expect traffic control measures (cones & signs) and construction vehicles in the roadway. Additionally, please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

PHASE 7 – Newstead and Forest Park Intersection – East Cross Walk Areas – North and South of Forest Park Ave.

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 7.

Phase 7 construction will begin on Monday 6/29/20 and is expected to continue through early August, pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 7, the construction team will be installing a new pedestrian cross walk and associated storm sewers, sidewalks, etc. on the east side of the Newstead and Forest Park intersection – both north and south of Forest Park Ave. During this work one (1) lane will be closed in the east bound and west bound lanes of Forest Park for the duration of the work. Additionally, the north-south cross walk, on the east side of the intersection will also be closed for the duration of the work.

Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

PHASE 8A – Newstead and Forest Park Intersection – West Side – Center Median Fire Hydrant Relocation

Please see the attached diagram of the construction area for Phase 8A.

Phase 8A construction will begin on Monday 7/27/20 and is expected to continue through early mid August pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 8A, the construction team will be working with the City of St. Louis Water Department to relocate an existing fire hydrant in support of the Newstead Street Improvement Project. During this work both the east bound turn lane from Forest Park to northbound Newstead Ave. and one (1) through lane on eastbound Forest Park will be closed for the duration of the work.
Please anticipate these closures when planning your travel in this area. Please also expect construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

METROLINK CROSSING WIDENING – Widening the Metrolink Crossing on Newstead
WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURE – JULY 24-26

This weekend, July 24-26 the Newstead Street Improvement Project will be closing Newstead Ave. to through traffic either side of the Metrolink Crossing.

The Metrolink Crossing will be removed, regraded, the road widened, and new signals installed in order to safely open the recently installed, new lanes on Newstead Ave.

During this weekend, traffic will be able to reach all entry/exits to parking lots, parking garages and Busch Place along Newstead, however, the street will be closed at the track crossing.

Please plan on taking an alternate route to your destination due to this street closure.

Additionally, please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

FUTURE WORK – PHASE 9 – Street Widening in Front of the 4444 Forest Park Building

Phase 9 construction will likely begin in mid to late August 2020 is expected to continue through early October 2020 pending weather.
Closures – During Phase 9, the construction team will be widening Newstead Ave. in front of the 4444 Forest Park Building. The widening will involve widening the street 14’ into the existing parking lot, removing one (1) entry/exit, and restriping the lot to accommodate the new dimensions.

Please anticipate construction vehicles entering and exiting the 4444 parking lot and street, and congestion due to construction, as construction activities continue in the area.

If your commute to work includes driving Newstead Ave., please plan additional time for your commute to work, in anticipation of delays, congestion, changes to traffic and traffic patterns due to construction during this project.

Your patience and cooperation, while we work to improve the campus, is sincerely appreciated.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Lauren Leonard, WUSM Project Manager at Lauren Leonard or call 314-362-1951.

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