Open house held tonight on proposed $4.7 million Bayless Avenue project


A Google Maps aerial view of Bayless Avenue.

The St. Louis County Department of Transportation will hold an open house tonight — Wednesday, July 10 — to gather feedback from South County residents regarding proposed improvements to Bayless Avenue. The open house will last from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library, 4444 Weber Road.

Under the proposed project, Bayless Avenue would be resurfaced from Union to Lemay Ferry Road, with construction scheduled for 2022, at an estimated cost of $4.7 million, county Department of Transportation spokesman David Wrone said.

In addition to the new pavement, from Avenue H to Lemay Ferry Road, Bayless would be reduced from two driving lanes in each direction to one driving lane in each direction and a center two-way left turn lane.

Bicycle lanes would be added from Lemay Ferry Road west to the bridge over Gravois Creek, which would allow bicyclists to be able to access the Great Rivers Greenway bike trail now under construction east of Interstate 55.

On-street parking would remain unchanged.

Bayless would remain two lanes in each direction from Union to I-55. From I-55 to Avenue H, the road would also remain four lanes; however, one of the westbound lanes would be converted to a center two-way left turn lane.