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Kingshighway traffic will be routed onto Vandeventer starting July 6

East-West Gateway Council of Governments
This 75-year-old bridge carrying Kingshighway over Union Pacific Railroad tracks will be replaced beginning July 6.

A commute through St. Louis will get more challenging this summer. Kingshighway will be closed between Shaw Boulevard and Vandeventer Avenue starting July 6.

Traffic will be rerouted onto Vandeventer for two years, as the 75-year-old Kingshighway bridge will be demolished and rebuilt.

According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Vandeventer will get additional lanes.


Donna Korando started work in journalism at SIU’s Daily Egyptian in 1968. In between Carbondale and St. Louis Public Radio, she taught high school in Manitowoc, Wis., and worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the copy editor and letters editor for the editorial page from 1973-77. As an editorial writer from 1977-87, she covered Illinois and city politics, education, agriculture, family issues and sub-Saharan Africa. When she was editor of the Commentary Page from 1987-2003, the page won several awards from the Association of Opinion Page Editors. From 2003-07, she headed the features copy desk.