Skinker set to be closed temporarily at Parkway

Skinker Boulevard will be closed to all traffic at Forest Park Parkway from 6 p.m. today through 5 a.m. June 23.

The closure is necessary to remove the temporary bridge at that intersection and to complete reconstruction of permanent roads there. These dates and times could change in the case of bad weather or unforeseen conditions.

Only local traffic will be permitted on Skinker between Clayton Road and Lindell Boulevard, and between Delmar Boulevard and Pershing Avenue, during this closure.

Traffic congestion is likely throughout the area. Motorists are encouraged to use one of the following routes.

Motorists traveling south on Skinker will detour east on Delmar, south on Kingshighway Boulevard, west on Interstate 64 (Highway 40) and south on Skinker.

Northbound motorists will detour east on I-64, north on Kingshighway, west on Delmar and north on Skinker.

No pedestrians will be permitted through the intersection of Skinker and the Parkway during this closure.

Northbound pedestrian traffic will travel east on Lindell, north on Des Peres Avenue, west on Pershing and north on Skinker.

Southbound pedestrian traffic will travel east on Pershing, south on Des Peres, west on Lindell and south on Skinker.

Local traffic will be able to use Skinker to access side streets between Clayton and Lindell or between Pershing and Delmar.