The next phase of the Maline Greenway in north St. Louis County was awarded $2 million in federal Surface Transportation Program funds that will be used for constructing a long-awaited connection through Ferguson.

This 1.5-mile stretch of the greenway will connect to the Ted Jones Trail, which begins at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ campus and ends near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Short Avenue. From there, it will travel along Paul Avenue and Ferguson Avenue to Forestwood Park, then continue through the park to West Florissant Avenue.

The master plan for the 7-mile Maline Greenway is an east-west link between the Mississippi Greenway (sometimes called the Riverfront Trail) and the St. Vincent Greenway. It will pass though the cities of Berkeley, Kinloch, Ferguson, Jennings, Moline Acres, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Riverview, and the City of St. Louis as well as unincorporated St. Louis County. Approximately 70,000 people reside in this greenway corridor, which will eventually connect more than 350 acres of park land.

Construction of the next phase is slated to begin in late 2022.