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NEW Washington MO River Bridge

It's 6 years and $60M away, but it will be nice to be able to bike into Washington from Dutzow or Marthasville. The current bridge is scary even to drive across in a car. Link:

Washington MO River Bridge, with bike/ped connection, officially added to regional funding plan

posted Aug 20 2013 7:32AM - Ray (webmaster)

I am a Washington native and the bike lane can't come fast enough. As you may know the Washington City Council in 1995 I believe had a chance for a grant to put the bike lane on but refused. It may be the single dumbest move they ever made.

Regardless they will have now and it will transform biking in the area. I have been quietly lobbying for a connection east toward Augusta, and I think eventually this will happen. MoDOT is widening the shoulders on 47 north toward Dutzow, which is great, but the Augusta Bottom Road connection to the east shortens the trip and is just a "natural" for westbound Katy traffic heading into Washington.

Long story but yes, Washington will be a hub of Katy traffic once the bike lane is through. Washington to Chesterfield will be only 30-35 miles. The 40-64 crossing at Chesterfield is also getting a bike lane as you may know.

Good times ahead for St. Louis area biking!
posted Aug 20 2013 5:21PM - Hank

That will be totally awesome. That will create a safe gateway to several of the ACA trails across the country. Can't happen fast enough.
posted Aug 21 2013 1:53PM - kevin, Jeff City

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