Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plan Review and Demonstration October 25 at Farmers' Market
The City of Kirkwood and Trailnet have been working together to create a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. The planning team will host an informational booth on October 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Farmers' Market. The planners will demonstrate components of the plan with a temporary crosswalk, traffic calming paint, and a pop-up pedestrian plaza in the Argonne median (click here to see map). Maps and copies of the draft plan will be available for citizen review.
Kirkwood residents are invited to meet the planning team and participate in the public review of the following ways:
~ Tell us the most important walking routes and destinations.
~ Tell us which of the bicycling routes and types of infrastructure you prefer.
~ Review the proposed plan, ask questions, and suggest improvements.
The planning team needs residents' input to help choose best alternatives and the highest priorities for the community. Please join the public review.
Register Now for the Annual Turkey Day Race
Registration for the annual Kirkwood/Webster Turkey Day Run is now open. The race happens this year, as always, on Thanksgiving Day (November 27). The three-mile race starts at 7:30 a.m., and the six-mile race starts at 8:10 a.m. Click here to get all the information and access the registration page.
Construction Update on City Hall and Madison Avenue
CITY HALL UPDATE: Beginning on Monday, October 6, demolition and construction will begin for the remaining west side construction area. This process is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete (depending on weather). During this time access to City Hall will be via the temporary concrete ramp on the south side of the entrance. PLEASE NOTE that the automatic door entering into City Hall will be disabled. The security officer will be available to offer assistance.
MADISON AVENUE CONSTRUCTION: Over the next five to six weeks, Madison Avenue, which runs alongside City Hall and in front of the Police Department, will be rebuilt. The contractor for the Madison street construction will start next week (the week of September 29) at the west side of Madison (the Clay Avenue side) and will work in sections so that employees and residents can access both City Hall and the Police Department.
Additionally, they plan to only work on the entrances/exits to all parking lots along Madison in half-lane increments. That means that HALF of the entrance/exit will be open at all times (single-file and one-way). Signs will be posted and moved as the work progresses. Please drive cautiously as you enter or exit, and remember that access to Madison from both Kirkwood Road and Clay Avenue will be restricted during different times, and you may have to circle around to access the parking lots.
A new customer service form, the Neighborhood Caretaker Alert form, is now available to residents who prefer a hard-copy form and/or one that is anonymous to notify the City of problems or issues of importance. The new form, which allows residents to communicate concerns, is an extension of the Citizens' Action Center, accessible here on the Website. The hard-copy form, which includes a unique tracking number and two copies (one for the resident and one for the City), will allow residents to make anonymous comments and then check the Website, on this page, using their tracking number, to follow up on the outcome of their concern or complaint. The forms may be picked up at City Hall, the Kirkwood Community Center, and the Kirkwood Public Library. For additional information, please call 314-822-8506.
Order of Plowing: A Reminder
When snow falls, City plowing crews focus first on the main roads, such as Kirkwood Road, Geyer Road, Essex, Woodlawn, Woodbine, Couch, etc. Cleaning these streets first allows emergency vehicles to get through when needed. During this first stage, street crews also work on hills and bridges. Crews do not begin to work on secondary streets until the snow stops. Secondary streets include Taylor, Fillmore, Dickson, Quan, Rose Hill, Clay, Lindeman, Harrison, Peeke, and Ann. When all those are done, crews move to subdivision streets and clear those.
PRE-TREATING: When possible, crews pre-treat all City streets when a storm has been predicted. However, in some storms, when the temperatures are very low, pretreating may not work very well.