St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - More than a hundred MetroBus stops in the City of St. Louis will be renovated to provide better access for disabled riders beginning next week.
Metro Transit will focus on adding new amenities to each of these locations, such as new benches, signage with Braille plates, concrete pads for bus-deployed wheelchair ramps, and accessible sidewalks and curb ramps.
On Monday, November 12, Metro Transit will begin work on the following bus stop locations:
- Eastbound Loughborough Ave. at Loughborough Dr. (Route #8 Bates Morganford)
- Westbound Chippewa at Lawn (Route #11 Chippewa)
- Northbound Jefferson at Lafayette (Route #11 Chippewa)
- Westbound Chippewa at Hampton (Route #11 Chippewa)
- Northbound Southwest at McCausland (Route #16 City Limits)
- Southbound Weil at Weil (River DesPeres) (Route #17 Oakville)
- Westbound Oakland at Kingshighway (Route #59 Shaw)
- Westbound Oakland at SLUH (Route #59 Shaw)
- Northbound Alabama at Marceau (Route #73 Carondelet)
- Southbound Hampton at Wilson (Route #90 Hampton)
- Northbound Hampton at Wilson (Route #90 Hampton)
- Northbound Hampton at Chippewa (Route #90 Hampton)
Customers will still be served at these locations during the construction process.
The entire project will cost $600,000 and is being funded by a U.S. Department Transportation grant to improve access for the disabled.