Grand Boulevard (St. Louis)

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Grand Boulevard
Grand Avenue, Grand Drive
STL Tiffany Neighborhood 01.JPG
Grand Blvd as it passes through the neighborhood of Tiffany between Interstate 44 and St. Louis University Medical Center
TypeThoroughfare
OwnerCity of St. Louis
Maintained bySt. Louis City Street Department[1]
Length9.2 mi[2] (14.8 km)
Width5-7 lanes
LocationSt. Louis, Missouri
Postal code63116, 63104, 63110, 63103, 63106, 63107, 63102
Nearest metro stationGrand
South endHolly Hills Avenue in Holly Hills
Major
junctions
Route 366 in Tower Grove South
Route 30 in Tower Grove South
I-44 in Compton Heights
Route 100 in The Gate
I-64 / US 40 in Grand Center
Route D in Grand Center
Route 115 in JeffVanderLou
I-70 in College Hill
North endHall Street in Near North Riverfront

Grand Boulevard is a major, seven to five-lane wide, north-south thoroughfare that runs through the center of St. Louis, Missouri. It runs north through Carondelet Park in the south portion of the city to the Mississippi River north of the McKinley Bridge, about midway between Forest Park and the Mississippi River. Neighborhoods that it runs through include Dutchtown, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Tiffany, Midtown, Jef-Vander-Lou, Fairground, and College Hill.

Mass-transit connections[edit]

Grand Boulevard connects with the St. Louis Metrolink light rail service at Grand Station. The station was closed in spring 2011 due to demolition and replacement of the viaduct on Grand spanning the Metrolink tracks, industrial train tracks, and an industrial park. The project is expected to take 18-24 months and will include the replacement of the Grand Avenue station. As of August 20, 2012, the new larger metro and bus station and viaduct with wider pedestrian sidewalks is open.

Grand Blvd also has the 70 Grand MetroBus, the busiest bus route in the St. Louis area.[3] The route number comes from a streetcar line that previously operated on track in the center lane of Grand Boulevard with that number.

Places on Grand Boulevard[edit]

Tower Grove Park is a refreshing oasis on Grand Boulevard.
The national landmark Compton Hill Reservoir Water tower sits in Compton Hill Reservoir Park along Grand Boulevard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street Department". Stlouis-MO.gov. City of St. Louis. 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Google (March 19, 2015). "Grand Boulevard" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Wilson, D.J. (2000). "Best Bi-State Bus Route - 2000: No. 70 Grand". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 9 April 2011.