Similar to the way that the Grand Avenue/Highway 23 rebuild took an additional year to complete, the 4th Street project will also be extended;  an official release from St. Louis County suggests that the rebuild project will now stretch into the 2018 work season.

According to the county, a rainy summer, the discovery of more rock than was anticipated, and other challenging site conditions have led to the need for an extension.  Work on 4th Street between 23rd Avenue West to Wallace Avenue and on Wallace Avenue from 4th Street to Arrowhead Road will have to be completed next summer.

To prep the site for winter, work crews will complete all necessary utility connections and then pour a layer of pavement to allow for vehicles to use the street during the off-months.  Temporary curbs and sidewalks will also be added to the roadway.

The 4th Street rebuild was started in 2016 and was originally billed as a two year project.