MoDOT, St. Louis County announce joint ribbon cutting event
ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation and St. Louis County will celebrate the completion of two projects in St. Louis County with a joined ribbon cutting event on Saturday, July 14.
At that time, MoDOT and the county will open both the relocated Route 141 project and the Page-Olive Connector project. The public is cordially invited to join MoDOT and the county for a morning’s worth of events.
Route 141 and the Page-Olive Connector equate to a more than $100 million investment in the infrastructure of St. Louis County. These two projects complete a long-standing vision to create a two-lane roadway from U.S. Route 61/67 in Jefferson County to Route 370 in St. Louis County.
The morning’s celebration includes a 10K run on the new roadway, administered by Big Shark; a period of open walking, running and cycling on portions of the new; and a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. After the morning’s events, crews will prepare the roadway to open later that afternoon.
Parking for the event will be at the Parkway Central High School complex. Shuttle service will be available from the complex to the ceremony location at Olive Boulevard, if people aren’t interested in walking the roadway.
Runners interested in participating in the 10K run can pre-register on-line at: http://bigshark.com/about/2012-route-141-run-to-get-it-done-10k-pg853.htm .
The day’s schedule is:
6 a.m. – Registration for the “Route 141 Run to Get it Done 10K” starts
7:30 a.m. – “Route 141 Run to Get it Done 10K starts”
9 a.m. – Open walk/run/bike on relocated Route 141 between the Parkway Central Complex and Olive Boulevard and portions of the Page-Olive Connector.
10 a.m. – Ribbon cutting event under the Olive Boulevard bridge.
11 a.m. – Open walk/run/bike ends. Shuttle service continues from the ribbon cutting site to the Parkway Central Complex until 11:30 or all attendees return.