With fewer than two weeks before construction starts on the long-debated Loop Trolley, project organizers released details Wednesday about what drivers and pedestrians can expect.
Courtesy of Loop Trolley
Construction on the $43 million, 2.2-mile trolley line connecting the Delmar Loop with Forest Park begins March 23 with the installation of a permanent roundabout at Trinity Avenue and Delmar Boulevard.
The roundabout on the west end of the Loop is designed to improve traffic flow in and out of the popular Delmar Boulevard business district, which was named by the American Planning Association as one of the ten greatest streets in America. The roundabout will sit between University City's famous Lion Gates, two pylons topped with a sculpted lion and tiger in 1909, before Delmar Boulevard was a paved road.