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Road Construction & Closures

Construction on and around campus helps support the medical center’s commitment to creating an optimal environment for our patients, students and employees.

This page lists only broad-impact closures.
Visit the facilities website for all closures and interruptions »

Current and planned closures

Accessing campus during COVID-19

All faculty, staff, trainees, vendors and contractors must undergo a daily screening process to enter the medical campus. Patient visitation has been suspended with some exceptions.

Newstead Ave. closures and restrictions

Sections of Newstead Ave. between Clayton and Duncan avenues will experience closures, restrictions and lane changes during street improvement construction. Expected completion is spring 2021.

Kingshighway lane and sidewalk restrictions

One northbound lane of Kingshighway Ave. is closed north of Barnes-Jewish Plaza to accommodate interior and structural demolition of Queeny Tower. The sidewalk on the east side of Kingshighway is also closed.

MetroLink Station elevator closure

The Central West End MetroLink station’s elevator was taken out of service in December 2019 to accommodate a major renovation of the station. The new elevator is expected to be completed by August 2020. Those in need of an elevator are guided to use the platform’s east entrance, accessible via the Metro Garage at 4500 Childrens Pl.

Updated 8/5/20


New construction

Explore the building and renovation projects that are transforming the Washington University Medical Campus.

Campus renewal and growth »