ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Page Avenue extension comes a big step closer to completion this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation opens the stretch between Interstate 64 and Highway K.

Project Director Dave Simmons tells KMOX that before they cut the ribbon at 2 p.m. Saturday, you’ll be able to run a 5K, walk or bike on the new pavement.

“It’s our way of saying thanks to the community for kind of putting up with the 18-month construction schedule that we’ve had,” Simmons says. “It kind of takes a toll people, so its our way of thanking the folks for being patient with us.”

The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m., with the walking and riding at 11 a.m.

MoDOT hopes to open the $118 million segment to traffic Saturday evening, but Simmons says weather may push that back to Sunday.

The extension’s final stretch, from Highway K to Mid Rivers Mall Drive, should open in a month or so.

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