Great Rivers Greenway Works to Complete Gravois Greenway

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Public Invited to Open House on Planned Extension of Grant's Trail, the St. Louis bike and pedestrian "superhighway"

Grant's Trail overpass over I-44 in St. Louis, Photo by: Michael Kilfoy

Our greenways are a bike and pedestrian system made especially for our residents. We feel its very important to include them in every step of the process...

Users of the Grant’s and River Des Peres Trails will soon have a reason to celebrate. Great Rivers Greenway has announced finalizing the Gravois Greenway, which means making the connection of the two well-loved trails. The public is invited to an Open House to be held at Jefferson Barracks Park in the Grant’s Shelter Monday, November 26 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

"We believe that one of the most important ways we can improve the qualify of life for St. Louis area residents is to provide them with clean, green transportation options, and so we are working to provide a connected system that allows users to connect across the region by foot or on-bike. Our greenways are a bike and pedestrian system made especially for our residents. We feel its very important to include them in every step of the process with open houses like these," Trautman said.

Local Landscape Architects DG/RE Studio has been hired to begin the planning process for the long awaited connection between the Grant’s trail, which currently ends close to Union Road and highway 55. The River Des Peres Greenway, which is currently being extended beyond the original Morgan Ford termination point, will continue alongside River Des Peres to eventually connect into Jefferson Barracks Park. The proposed connection would follow the Gravois Creek and connect close to Heine Meine and Lemay Park.

Once connected, the Gravois Greenway will total 10 miles and connect to the River des Peres Greenway which currently has 5.5 miles built of the 11 mile corridor. Following the mission of the Great Rivers Greenway for a connected region, the estimated completion for the Gravois Greenway is mid to late 2014.

Visit the project website for more information about the Open House and to follow the project progress at http://www.gravoisgreenway.com. For general Great Rivers Greenway information visit http://www.grgstl.org
About Great Rivers Greenway:

Great Rivers Greenway is a public organization developing an interconnected system of trails and greenways to make the region a better place to live. These linear green spaces link neighborhoods and communities, increase the economic vitality of the region, preserve nature, provide transportation alternatives, and improve health. Great Rivers Greenway includes St. Louis City and County and St. Charles County. For more information, visit http://www.grgstl.org.

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