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T2 Metro Project Will Effect Both Metro Passengers and Drivers

Posted on March 24, 2021 in Media Releases

Drivers face detours on Lambert Boulevard; Metro passengers will use shuttles

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 24, 2021) Reconstruction of Metro’s T2 platform at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is set to begin on March 26. To accommodate the necessary work on the light rail system’s platform, the project’s construction firm will be setting up a crane in the westbound lanes of Lambert International Boulevard (LIB). However, since this project is weather sensitive, MetroLink will make a final call on whether the work will proceed at noon on Friday (March 26).

If the project moves forward, the placement of a crane will require the full closure of LIB’s westbound lanes, west of the airport’s Air Cargo Road intersection. Westbound traffic on LIB will be detoured using T2’s upper or lower drives.  The construction will limit southbound traffic on Air Cargo Rd. to left turns only. The T2 garage entrance on LIB will be closed during construction. Vehicles exiting the T2 garage over the weekend will also be restricted to left turns only. This traffic configuration will begin Friday evening at 7 p.m. and will remain in place until the crane is disbanded on Sunday.

Airport signage will be in place on the affected roadways and at the impacted stations at STL to help direct transit riders to their shuttles, as well as drivers navigate the temporary traffic flow.

MetroLink will not operate its STL stations at T1 and T2 beginning at midnight on Saturday, March 27. Over the weekend, MetroLink Station Shuttles will transport MetroLink passengers by van between the North Hanley Station and STL’s Door 3 (upper level) at T2 and Door 2 (upper level) at T1. Airport passengers using the system’s Red Line should expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes, and are encouraged to plan ahead and allow extra time for their commutes to ensure they make it to the airport on time.

Metro Transit will have extra personnel available to assist passengers. MetroLink plans to resume normal operations by the beginning of service on Monday, March 29. Since this work involves MetroLink operations, for more details, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 (phone) or 314-207-9786 (text), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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For more information, please contact:
Roger Lotz 314-426-8125 (o)
314-795-2235 (c)
RPLotz@flystl.com