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Reminder-Newstead Avenue street improvements project continues with phases 6A, 6, 7A, 7, Metrolink Crossing and 4444 Parking Lot

PHASE 6A – Newstead Ave. at SLCH Garage Exit – Added Dedicated Right-Hand Turn Lane onto Newstead

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

Phase 6A construction of the new SLCH Garage Exit Lane is finishing up, and is expected to continue through early July, pending weather.

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

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 construction started on July 10th and is expected to continue through late July, pending weather.

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 7A – Newstead and Forest Park Intersection – North of Forest Park
NIGHT TIME ROAD CLOSURE – JULY 2 AND JULY 3 – 7 PM TO 6 AM

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

Phase 7A construction will begin on Thursday, July 2nd at 7 PM and is expected to continue through Saturday, July 4th at 6 AM, pending weather.

Lane Closures – During Phase 7A, the construction team will be installing new storm sewer piping associated with the intersection upgrades at the Newstead Ave. and Forest Park Ave. intersection. Newstead will be closed to traffic north of Forest Park Ave. to Laclede Ave. during this time period.

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, July 29th 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.

METROLINK CROSSING WIDENING – Widening the Metrolink Crossing on Newstead
WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURE – JULY 17-19 AND JULY 24-26

On the weekends of July 17-19 and 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 these 2 weekends, 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 early to mid-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@wustl.edu or call 314-362-1951.

Categories: Facilities Operations Update