St Louis celebrates reopening of bike/ped friendly Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd on riverfront as City/Arch/River moves forward| Metro | stltoday.com

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Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other dignitaries joined the picnic crowd to celebrate the progress of the CityArchRiver project. So far, the work has elevated Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard 2.5 feet to reduce the frequency of flooding, and improved amenities along the boulevard, including a bike path, sidewalks, new lighting, landscaping, benches and a stage.

“This is a game-changer for the St. Louis riverfront,” Nixon said. “So on behalf of the people of the state of Missouri, congratulations, and thank you.”