Construction for the CityArchRiver 2015 project finally got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, August 2nd. In attendance were Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Transporation Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, and state and city officials.
The 'Park Over the Highway' project is the first component of CAR 2015 and will feature a landscaped structure over Interstate 70 and reroute surface traffic, which currently separates the Gateway Arch from the Old Courthouse. According to CityArchRiver, the project will bring an added impact of $367 million and 4,400 permanent jobs to the region. Moreover, visitors and tourism to the region will greatly increase.
BSI is proud to be a part of the team that will revitalize the Arch grounds. For more information and photos of this project, please visit CityArchRiver's website at http://www.cityarchriver.org/why-are-we-doing-this/