If there are flags or markings in or on your yard or near your yard, it means somebody – a neighbor or someone planning to do construction work near your yard – has called Missouri One Call Systems to have all nearby utilities located.  When someone is going to dig up the ground for any reason, they are required to locate utilities first.  The company that locates the utilities will come out and mark with paint all the utility locations in the vicinity so that whoever is digging will not dig up a utility line.  Now you can find out what’s going on simply and easily.

Missouri One-Call Systems (MOCS) has added a helpful feature to their Website – the ability to research utility-locating work by area.  “Ticket Search” gives the general public the ability to obtain information about utility-locate work being done in their area, who’s digging in a specific area, and what they are doing.  Users can search by ticket number, if they have one, or they can define the search using other criteria such as date, address, excavator name, etc.  Click here to go directly to the "Ticket Search" page.



The Engineering Division manages and inspects the City's ROW (right-of-way) areas and capital improvement projects for sidewalks, roads, and bridges. We support the Building Commissioner's Office and Planning & Zoning with plan review and inspections of public improvements for private developments.

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Who Maintains Kirkwood Roads and Streets?

Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintains:

  • Kirkwood Road, from the northern City limits to Sawn Avenue
  • Kirkwood Road, from Interstate 44 to the BNSF Railroad
  • Manchester Road
  • Cragwold Road
  • Concerns and questions related to the above routes can be reported directly to MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT

St. Louis County maintains:

  • Adams Avenue
  • N. Ballad Road, Adams Avenue to Kirkwood City limits
  • Big Bend Road
  • Marshall Road
  • Concerns and questions related to the above routes can be reported directly to the St. Louis County Department of Transportation at 314-615-8535

Utility Locates on My Property:

One day you may come home to find colored flags and paint near your property.  This means someone has contacted Missouri One-Call to mark utilities for an excavation or survey.  The City does not manage these requests and often does not have information regarding the proposed work. Residents can perform a ticket search to research who or what entity has requested the utility locate in your area. Click here for the One-Call Ticket Search.