First Friday welcomes spring weather this weekend

Downtown is your home for First Friday arts, foods, and shopping.

While the Crossroads and 18th & Vine neighborhoods are known for their First Fridays arts showings and traditions, the City Market, Urban Mining and West Bottoms extend the celebration into the weekend farmers market, plus vintage and antiques shopping! See what’s happening this weekend throughout Downtown:

Crossroads Arts District – First Friday

18th & Vine Jazz District – First Friday

Farmers Market – First (and every) weekend

Urban Mining – First weekend

West Bottoms – First weekend


Traffic alert: Ramp closure coming for Buck O’Neil Bridge project

Buck O’Neil Bridge rendering

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to close the eastbound I-70 ramp to northbound US 169 (Buck O’Neil Bridge) from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, April 5 for boring work. The planned closure is weather dependent.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission announced in February the selection of Massman-Clarkson, A Joint Venture, as the design-build contractor to replace the Buck O’Neil Bridge, formally known as the Broadway Bridge.. Construction is anticipated to begin in late summer of 2021 and be fully complete by late fall of 2024.

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