Busy St. Louis Street About to Reopen

3 years 7 months 13 hours ago June 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013 Monday, June 24 2013 Monday, June 24, 2013 4:06:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A three-year effort to rebuild part of a busy downtown St. Louis street is nearly finished.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 10-block rebuilding of Tucker Boulevard is expected to be done by August. The project cost nearly $34 million, in part because it required demolition of the rusting bridge-like structure over an old underground streetcar line. For 80 years, the structure doubled as the street deck.

Federal stimulus money funded much of the project, which also includes streetscape improvements.

The new street will serve as a main route to and from downtown to the new Mississippi River bridge expected to open early next year.

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