Construction to start on right-turn lane on Big Bend

The northbound right lane of Big Bend Boulevard will be temporarily closed from Hazel Avenue through Manchester Road beginning Monday, March 5, while St. Louis County adds a right-turn lane onto eastbound Manchester.

St. Louis County Councilman Pat Dolan (5th District) said in April 2016 that in spite of adding the extra lane — going from five to six — the intersection will be safer for pedestrians because the lights will be timed for it. Also curb cuts and audible signals will make it safe for everyone.

The project is funded by county funds, and includes grading, excavating, enclosed storm sewer drainage, retaining wall, concrete widening with an asphalt overlay, traffic signals and interconnect, curbs and sidewalks, according to the county highway department — see the notice.

The project is due to be completed in summer 2018.



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