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History of the Page Avenue Project (Route 364)

The East-West Gateway Council of Governments studied the need for Page Avenue from October 1969 to August 1970, and concluded Page Avenue was needed for the region. Since 1970, MoDOT has held numerous public meetings and countless meetings with local residents, subdivision trustees, local governments and St. Louis and St. Charles County officials to discuss the project and seek input from the community. The design public hearing to select the alignment for Page Avenue was held in June 1990 and the environmental impact statement (EIS) was then approved in November 1992.

Road construction on the $350 million project began in July 1997. The first project constructed the Bennington Place bridge over Page Avenue. Funding for the project is split between state and federal funds. Twenty percent comes from the state and 80 percent comes from federal funds.

Page Avenue is an 8-mile, 10-lane roadway that stretches from Bennington Place in St. Louis County to west of Jungs Station Road and Route 94 in St. Charles County. The roadway will officially be designated as Route 364. The Missouri Legislature also passed a bill naming the Page Avenue bridge over the Missouri River the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Page Avenue opened to traffic on December 14, 2003.

Page Avenue will provide immediate relief for Interstate 70, Route 40 and Route 370. Approximately 350,000 vehicles cross the three bridges between St. Charles and St. Louis counties (Interstate 70, Route 370 and Route 40) each day. MoDOT expects 60,000 cars to use Page Avenue when it opens, and by 2020 MoDOT expects nearly 120,000 cars to use the new roadway.

Page Avenue will ultimately connect to Route 40 at Route N. However there is currently no funding for future Page Avenue work. Phase 2 would extend Page Avenue from Jungs Station to Route N. Phase 3 would extend Page Avenue from Route 94 at Route N to Route 40. The total cost to construct Page Avenue from Bennington Place to Route 40 is estimated at $600 million.

Page Avenue - St. Charles County
  • It is 3.3 miles from the Missouri River Bridge to just west of Jungs Station
  • There is 3,508,286 square feet of concrete pavement from the Missouri River Bridge to just west of Jungs Station
  • There are 10 bridges/overpasses from the Missouri River Bridge to just west of Jungs Station
Page Avenue - St. Louis County
  • It is 4.25 miles from Bennington Place to the Missouri River bridge
  • 170,000 cubic yards of concrete were used to construct Page Avenue from Schuetz Road to the Missouri River bridge
  • There are five bridges/overpasses from Bennington Place to the Missouri River bridge

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The Bridges of Page Avenue (Route 364)

There are several bridges and overpasses that are part of the Page Avenue project, but two stand out among the rest. One bridge crosses the tip of Creve Coeur Lake, and one crosses the Missouri River.

Missouri River Bridge

The bridge over the Missouri River will connect St. Louis and St. Charles counties and is actually two separate bridges. The structure itself is called a "tied arch" bridge because each arch is tied together with many steel cables. Each tied arch bridge was erected on bridge piers near the banks of the Missouri River. Four barges then floated each structure to their permanent position over the Missouri River. Each bridge will carry five lanes of traffic across the Missouri River, and the westbound bridge has a separate bike trail.

By the Numbers
  • Each tied arch structure is 616 feet long, 125 feet high and 90 feet wide
  • 90,000 cubic yards of concrete were used for the driving surface and bridge piers
  • The structures contain 16 ½ million pounds of reinforcing steel
  • 78,000 feet of piling (beams drilled into the ground to support the bridge)
  • 3,000 feet of drilled shafts (the actual holes drilled into the ground)
  • The steel girders and the two arches are comprised of 33 million pounds of structural steel
  • The tied arches are held together by 444,000 bolts
  • If the cables of the two tied arches were all connected, they would stretch 3 ½ miles
  • It is 3,244 feet from the abutment on the St. Louis side to the abutment on the St. Charles side
Creve Coeur Lake Bridge

The Creve Coeur Lake bridge crosses the southern tip of Creve Coeur Lake. This bridge is actually a "one of a kind" bridge. The Creve Coeur Lake bridge is a cast in place concrete segmental box girder bridge. This means that the concrete was poured in place instead of being made at a plant and then shipped to the site. The bridge was then constructed in several pieces, and the girders are actually hollow underneath the driving surface. It is the first one of this type built in Missouri. The bridge was built this way to avoid disturbing the area underneath the bridge structure. The bridge will carry 10 lanes of traffic across the southern tip of Creve Coeur Lake.

By the Numbers
  • The bridge is 2,675 feet long and 172 feet wide
  • The bridge sits nearly 110 feet above the ground
  • More than 107,000 cubic yards of concrete of concrete were used to construct the bridge
  • The bridge contains more than 24 million pounds of reinforcing steel
  • More than 134,000 feet of piling was used

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Improvements to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park

Increase Park Size

  • Previous park size = 1,140 acres
  • Addition to park = 1,005 acres
  • New park size = 2,145 acres
Construct Trail

  • MoDOT constructed an asphalt trail around Creve Coeur Lake
  • A separated lane carries the trail across the Missouri River along the westbound bridge and connects to the Katy Trail
  • The bicycle/pedestrian trail connecting Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park across the Missouri River to the Katy Trail is open. The trail is part of MoDOT's Page Avenue Extension improvements to Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park.
  • View a map of the trail (164 kb, 1 page)
  • Send me a free Creve Coeur Lake Trail Map Brochure. Please be sure and include your mailing address.
Other Park Amenities

  • Multi purpose athletic fields and a parking lot for field users an spectators
Lake Dredged

  • Dredge the lake and provide a siltation lake to eliminate the need for future dredging

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Page Avenue Informational Handouts

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