Phase 6 of the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail, which when complete will create a 17-mile loop encircling Chesterfield Valley, was approved by the Chesterfield City Council last winter. As proposed, the new section of levee and trail will extend from Interstate 64 north and west to the current terminus near Topgolf.

A report in West Magazine said the $101,000 cost will be entirely funded through the Chesterfield Valley Transportation Development District and not the city.

The Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail provides valuable recreational access to the Daniel Boone Bridge bicycle-pedestrian path over the Missouri River, which connects to the Katy Trail and Busch Greenway in St. Charles County.

The trail also is part of the Missouri Greenway Master Plan, a project of Great Rivers Greenway that calls for a 55-mile corridor beginning at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and running west to Chesterfield. This greenway currently consists of three separate segments but will eventually connect to five additional greenways and link six communities in the St. Louis region.