Pedestrian overpass to be completed by mid-October

Metro and contractor Tarlton Corp. began Phase One construction Aug. 6 to complete the pedestrian overpass that connects the Danforth Campus to Ackert Walkway over Forest Park Parkway.

Scheduled completion of the first phase of construction is Aug. 24, and additional work will continue through mid-October.

During Phase One construction, the pedestrian overpass will be closed from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. nightly, except Friday and Saturday evenings.

Construction activities will occur during the day and overnight. During the inaccessible period, it is asked that pedestrians use the crossings at Trinity/Throop Drive; Skinker Boulevard or Big Bend Boulevard.

Construction lights will be required for the evening work and construction noise should be anticipated. Phase One work will require evening lane restrictions on Forest Park Parkway, and the Parkway will be closed from Skinker to Big Bend from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Aug. 12-17 and Aug. 19-24.

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