CityArchRiver 2015 – The Future of St. Louis
You’ve possibly heard the Gateway Arch grounds are being redesigned. It’s true, St. Louis’ iconic symbol undergoing an amazing renovation. No, we are not moving the 630-foot Arch. The project, called CityArchRiver, starts with a new Park Over the Highway that will allow visitors to walk from the Old Courthouse to the Arch grounds to the riverfront on one continuous greenway, without a curb or stair step in their way. New spaces for events and public education, a new entrance, expanded museum space, additional park acreage and bicycle trails, children’s play areas and performance venues are just a few of the additional highlights.
At the base of the Gateway Arch Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard will be elevated, reducing the number of flooding occurrences that close the Riverfront during the year. This will provide access for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles to a new 1.5-mile promenade for activities and commerce between Biddle Street and Chouteau Avenue; with connections to existing bicycle trail networks. You can get all the details on the project at www.cityarchriver.org.
Construction is underway and you are sure to see signs of it if you are visiting downtown St. Louis or the Gateway Arch Grounds. To make it easier for visitors to navigate during construction two maps have been created. One map shows the Driving routes to get to the Gateway Arch during construction and the other is designed to help Pedestrians safely make their way to the Gateway arch Grounds.
Click here for a map of how to drive to the Arch grounds during construction.
Click here for a map of how to walk to the Arch grounds during construction.