Metro to hold informational meetings on I-64 closures

Metro St. Louis is conducting a series of public meetings and information sessions to assist transit patrons and motorists interested in Metro’s services during the I-64 construction project. This project will have an impact on much of Metro’s West County service during 2008.

The events will provide an opportunity for citizens to have a one on one conversation with Metro staff regarding the services they provide and possible opportunities to take advantage of those services during a challenging time for commuters. In addition, some routes will have to be modified due to the closures, a list of those routes can be found below.

Washington University is hosting one of the informational meetings on the Danforth Campus. The WUSTL session will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Gargoyle, lower level of the Mallinckrodt Center.

Following is a list of all meeting times and locations:

Metro Information Bus
Eureka Hills Branch Library
103 Hilltop Village Center
Eureka, MO 6302
September 25
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reference Area

Daniel Boone Branch
300 Clarkson Rd
Ellisville, MO 63011
September 26
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Red Room

Webster Groves Library
301 East Lockwood
Webster Groves, 63119
September 27
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reference Area

Grand Glaize Branch Library
1010 Meramec Station Rd
Manchester, MO 63021
October 2
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Room #1

Washington University Danforth Campus
Mallinckrodt Center
October 3
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Gargoyle, Lower Level

Metro Headquarters
707 North 1st Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
October 5
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Board Room

Metro will conduct information meetings to solicit public comment on proposed changes to bus routes serving I-64 and the West County areas affected by the closure of I-64 between Spoede and Hanley Roads. The final plan will become effective Nov. 26, 2007.

Summary of proposed changes:

57 Manchester Wildwood – extend from Barrett Station Rd to Ellisville & Wildwood areas replacing 258 Wildwood.

57X West County Express – replace 158X Clayton Rd; operate Clarkson, Clayton Rd, (will serve new 550 park ride lot spaces at Queeny Park), Manchester Rd ending at Maplewood MetroLink Station; 20 minute frequency during rush hour.

58 Clayton Ballas – No change east of Ballas Transit Center to Clayton Transit Center; West of Ballas route loop serving Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, Maryville Office Complex, St. Luke’s Hospital, Delmar Gardens Chesterfield and Delmar Gardens West, JCC, and Woodlake Drive area; will not serve Chesterfield Mall or Chesterfield Valley.

58X Twin Oaks Express – route starts at I-64 and Clarkson Rd with new 20-minute frequency during rush hour. This route will no longer serve Clayton Road.

210 Fenton Shuttle – service extended to Sanford Brown College at Bowles Ave. & Hwy. 141 and on Big Bend Blvd. between Murdock and Elm in Webster Groves, new midday and rush hour service added to the route.

310 South City Shuttle – new rush hour service from Civic Center MetroLink Station serving Ameren, Anheuser Busch and Defense Mapping.

410X Eureka Express – route extended to Six Flags Road at new Park Ride Lot with new 20-minute frequency during rush hours.

Clayton Rd Connector – St. Luke’s Hospital will serve as transfer point for #58 Clayton Ballas rather than Ballas Transit Center.

Chesterfield Valley Connector -St. Luke’s Hospital will serve as transfer point for #58 Clayton Ballas rather than Ballas Transit Center for new service to Chesterfield Valley.

Details of the changes are also available on the Metro website at

If you are hearing impaired and require an interpreter at either forum, a request for such must be made two business days before the hearing you will attend by calling (314) 982-1555.

The information meetings provide an opportunity for oral or written comments on the social, environmental, and economic impact of the proposed changes. Customers can also comment in writing to METRO, Planning and System Development, November 2007 Proposal, 707 North First Street, Mail Stop 144, St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2595; by email at; Orally by calling 800-923-3029. The deadline for comments is 5 p.m., Oct. 12, 2007.