East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) launched the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative in early 2006 to expand the way communities think of their streets. Rather than viewing a roadway project as solely a way to move more cars and trucks faster, the goal of the St. Louis Great Streets Initiative is to trigger economic and social benefits by centering communities around interesting, lively and attractive streets that serve all modes of transportation. Since 2007, EWG has completed a total of 12 Great Streets projects in four rounds of funding and is currently undertaking the fifth project round – the Forest Park Great Streets project.
Round 1 Projects
The Labadie Rd., Manchester Rd., Natural Bridge, and S. Grand Blvd. projects completed in 2009.
Round 2 Projects
The Dorsett Rd., Grand Center, and Page Ave. projects completed in 2013.
Round 3 Projects
The West Florissant Ave. project completed in 2014.
Round 4 Projects
The MLK Dr., Gravois Rd., N. 14th Street, Smithton Main St., and Woodson Rd. projects completed in 2016.