Kingshighway Bridge Detour

Details of detour routes during bridge closure beginning July 6, 2015 until the bridge reopened on May 13, 2017.

Bridge Reopening Ceremony - May 13, 2017

The Kingshighway Boulevard bridge reopened on May 13, 2017.  Four center lanes on the six-lane bridge are open to through traffic. The two remaining lanes, including lighted pedestrian walkways, will open later in the summer of 2017. 

Detour Map

EASTBOUND I-44 to SOUTHBOUND Kingshighway:  Use the Vandeventer Exit. turn right (Southwest) on Vandeventer, turn left to continue South on Kingshighway

NORTHBOUND Kingshighway:  Make a right (Northeast) on Vandeventer, turn left (West) on McRee, turn right to continue North on Kingshighway

SOUTHBOUND Kingshighway:  Make a left (East) on Shaw, turn right (Southwest) on Vandeventer, turn left to continue South on Kingshighway

Intersections along the above detour routes will be enhanced to accommodate additional traffic. See images below of the new traffic lane configurations.  Engineers will also monitor signals at other intersections near the construction area to adjust timing as needed.

For maps and information about the best routes in the area for bicyclists, please visit Bike St. Louis.

For information about impacts to Metro bus routes, please visit Metro's Rider Alerts

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Kingshighway Bridge Reconstruction Detours

Detour Details

1) Kingshighway at McRee intersection

Kingshighway at McRee intersection

2) Vandeventer at McRee (I-44 off ramp) intersection

Vandeventer at McRee (I-44 off ramp) intersection

3) Kingshighway at Shaw intersection

Kingshighway at Shaw intersection

4) Vandeventer at Shaw intersection

Vandeventer at Shaw intersection

5) Kingshighway / Vandeventer / Southwest intersection

Kingshighway / Vandeventer / Southwest intersection

Enhanced Intersection

Construction will take 2 years.  When finished, the Shaw/Kingshighway intersection will be redesigned to improve traffic flow.  Images below for illustration purposes only, final details may not be exact.

Artist rendering of the final Shaw/Kingshighway landscape. Note- for illustration purposes only. Final design may not match these drawings exactly.

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