Major trails project underway in St Charles County to connect over Hwy 364 & 94 to Katy Trail, just one current Great Rivers Greenway Trail project | stltoday.com

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Work began in mid-March on a milelong pedestrian and bicycle trail that will include separate bridges across 364 and 94.

The project, part of the regional Great Rivers Greenway district, will provide easy access for walkers and bicyclists northwest of the two busy highways to an existing trail segment on the other side.

That current 2.2-mile stretch in turn links to the Katy Trail near the Missouri River, the Highway 364 bridge over the river and trails on the St. Louis County side.

“Any time you can connect people to having direct access to the Katy Trail — the superhighway of trails in Missouri — is a wonderful opportunity,” said project manager Patrick Owens.

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, at a gathering in February to herald the start of the project, called it “a game-changing connection.”

MoBikeFed comment: More information and a map of the project area and trail connections is available here:

https://greatriversgreenway.org/centennial-greenway-master-plan/

This is just one of the current projects of the Great Rivers Greenway District, which has a 1/10 cent sales tax for trails and greenways in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis City.

Among the other projects:

• Extending the River des Peres Greenway north by replacing two driving lanes on Wabash/Ellendale avenues in southwest St. Louis.

• Lengthening the Fee Fee Greenway in northwest St. Louis County two miles to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.

• Adding another bike path to Cliff Cave Park in south St. Louis County.

Work will begin later this year on a greenway path from Sarah Street to Boyle Avenue in St. Louis’ Cortex area.

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