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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 and Duncan closures and restrictions

Sections of Newstead Ave. between Clayton and Forest Park avenues will experience closures, restrictions and lane changes during construction of a Neuroscience Research building and related street improvements. Duncan Ave. is closed east of Newstead to accommodate construction of the new building.

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 along Queeny Tower is also closed.

MetroLink Station construction

The Central West End MetroLink station is undergoing a major renovation. Though construction continues, the elevator and stairs at the west entrance to the platform from Euclid Ave. have reopened.

Updated 2/15/21


New construction

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

Campus renewal and growth »