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Taylor Avenue to close for installation of link

Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, reopening at 5 a.m., Monday, June 6

by Diane Duke WilliamsMay 31, 2016

Construction of the link connecting employee parking with the medical campus will require Taylor Avenue to close at 8 p.m., Friday, June 3 and reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, June 6. A crane will set the section of the link spanning Taylor Avenue.

The road along the MetroLink tracks will not be accessible from Taylor Avenue. Access will be maintained to all buildings, parking lots and streets off Taylor Avenue. Detours will be marked. Metro buses will be rerouted to enter the Metro bus terminal from the north only.

Contractors will close Taylor Avenue in the same location an additional two weekends this summer from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday to pour concrete and install glass on the link. Tentatively scheduled weekends are June 24-27 and August 26-29. Reminders about closures and changes to the dates will be communicated.

Washington University School of Medicine‘s 2,100 employed and volunteer faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient-care institutions in the nation, currently ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Diane retired from Washington University in 2024. While at WashU Medicine, Diane pitched the news of the medical school—about research, patient care and education—and serves as a liaison between reporters and faculty. She also covered obstetrics/ gynecology, emergency medicine and the Institute for Public Health. Before joining Medical Public Affairs, she reported for the Austin Business Journal and wrote patient education materials at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.