Traffic jams around the the Skinker/Delmar intersection due to trolley track installation should be over according to The Loop Trolley website. Construction at the major intersection was completed a full day earlier than expected. Completion of the 2.2 mile track is expected this summer. Here’s an update on the trolley project:
Beginning on April 25, traffic was routed around the busy intersection in the heart of the Delmar Loop. After exploring options to accommodate both pass-through traffic and destination trips to the Delmar Loop, officials agreed that a full closure would have the least impact. Traffic signals along the detour route were re‐timed to handle the extra volume. The detour routes were monitored and traffic lights adjusted throughout the closure period to maintain efficient traffic flow.
More more than 85 percent of the Loop Trolley track and most of the light and OCS poles have been installed. Construction of the Loop Trolley began in March, 2015 and is scheduled for completion late this summer. The trolley is expected to begin operations in March 2017 following several months of training and safety testing.
ABOUT THE LOOP TROLLEY
The Loop Trolley is a 2.2-mile fixed-track vintage electric trolley system currently under construction linking University City and Forest Park, with a turnaround at the Missouri History Museum. Owned by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District, the Loop Trolley promotes connectivity, environmentally friendly transportation and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods to enhance quality of life, increase tourism and spur economic development. The Loop Trolley will be an environmentally positive attraction, a prototype for connecting other areas in St. Louis through clean electric transit, and a source of pride for the metropolitan area.
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Press release from the Loop Trolley website.