Bridge work at Big Bend and parkway to continue

Due to the rainy weather in March, the installation of temporary bridges at Big Bend Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway that was scheduled to begin March 26 was pushed back.

The work was rescheduled for the weekends of April 2 and April 9. Motorists who use Big Bend are encouraged to use an alternate route.

This work is necessary for construction of the University City-Big Bend MetroLink station to proceed while maintaining the flow of traffic on Big Bend Boulevard.

Lane restrictions and closures will proceed as follows:

• Today, 6 p.m. — Big Bend reduced to one lane in each direction at Forest Park Parkway. This will be in place until 8 p.m. April 11.

• April 10, 7 a.m.-noon — Traffic on Big Bend will experience intermittent closures at Forest Park Parkway.

• April 11, 8 p.m. — All four lanes open on Big Bend. Work is complete.

Additional time could be required for this work in the case of bad weather or unforeseen conditions.

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