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New Bridge Could Help Access for Outlet Malls

The project also includes improvements to make getting on and off Highway 40 easier and will increase visibility for one of the developments.

The construction of a new span of the Daniel Boone Bridge could be a boon for Chesterfield's two outlet malls, St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Prestige Outlets

Work on the project began with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, and Chesterfield Public Works Directors Mike Geisel said he expects it will be improve access and mobility for both of the competing developments, according to a report in the St. Louis Business Journal

The new span will replace the original bridge, built in 1935, which will be demolished after it's completed. In addition, the project includes several improvements aimed at making it easier to get on and off Highway 40, including a new Chesterfield Airport Road interchange and a continuous fourth lane from Chesterfiield Airport Road westbound to the Route 94 exit ramp. 

Speaking at the ceremony Thursday, Chesterfield Mayor Bruce Geiger also said the upgrade means good things for the city's economy. 

"I know the residents of St. Louis County and especially Chesterfield are excited about having an easier access for all those St. Charles people to come in to Chesterfield and shop," he said. 

Read the full story on the St. Louis Business Journals website. 

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