ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – We’ve heard about changes coming to the St. Louis arch grounds. Now, those changes are actually starting to take shape.
The giant lid that will make one large green-scape from the old courthouse to the arch will be going up soon. MoDOT is doing prep work on memorial drive and will soon demolish the Chestnut and Market street bridges. Large girders will be laid across Interstate 70 as the lid is put into place.
One of the biggest changes will be new children’s area on the north side of the arch which is now the Washington parking garage. It will be torn down and a festival and concert area put in. People who use wheelchairs and strollers will also be able to get from the arch to the riverfront without struggling up the arch steps.
The before and after pictures tell the real story as you see how each portion of the arch will be transformed. The 380 million dollar project is made up of public and private money.