A new bicycle/pedestrian trail connecting Katy Trail in St. Charles County to the Monarch Levee Trail in St. Louis County is now open on the eastbound I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge. The Monarch Levee Trail, which closed in 2013 for construction of the new eastbound bridge, is now open as well.
“Great Rivers Greenway is thrilled that the new Boone Bridge bike-pedestrian facility is open,” said Great Rivers Greenway Executive Director Susan Trautman. “This connection, from the Missouri Greenway to Busch Greenway, will connect communities in western St. Louis County with St. Charles County providing a great experience for people to enjoy walking and riding along the Missouri River.”
The Missouri Department of Transportation opened the new bridge June 9; it is the seventh dedicated bike/ped crossing over the Missouri River in the State of Missouri.
The new Boone Bridge bicycle path is expected to expand bicycle access to the east side of the Katy Trail. It is the seventh Missouri River crossing in the state to have a dedicated bike/ped crossing.
“These Missouri River crossings are important because they create the connections that allow people to walk and bicycle in Missouri and because they give people an opportunity to make a personal connection with the beauty of the Missouri River and the engineering marvel of the bridges,” said Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation Director Brent Hugh.
For more information on the I-64 Daniel Boone Missouri River Bridge project, visit www.modot.org.