Park Over the Highway
The plot of land will be the focus of a meeting downtown that will open the bidding process to transform Smith Square as part of the Park over the Highway project.
This phase of the project will focus largely on landscaping and the installation of new lighting and infrastructure, as well as a reflecting pond.
There’s no need to worry about getting in and out of downtown in the depressed lanes this morning.
Starting tonight, a section of I-44 between the Poplar Street Bridge and Broadway downtown will be closed.
Drivers can use the Stan Musial Bridge, Interstates 270 or 170, or MetroLink as alternates to avoid the work area altogether.
Work for the next several months will center around access to the Martin Luther King Bridge, and work on Washington Avenue and Memorial Drive between Pine and the MLK bridge.
KCI Construction was awarded the contract to build the “lid” over I-70 that stretches from the Old Courthouse to the Arch for $26.4 million.