Spotlight

IS THERE A LITTLE ORANGE FLAG IN YOUR YARD?  OR MAYBE SOME ORANGE PAINT MARKINGS?

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.

Public SERVICES

Street Division

Reach Us:

  • Street Superintendent, Jeremy Collier: 314-822-5829  or colliejb@kirkwoodmo.org 
  • Report a street concern: 314-822-5822 or use our mobile app KirkwoodKonnect, available free on your mobile device's app store.
    • Potholes
    • Dead animal in the roadway
    • Sidewalk issue or curb issue

Services:

  • Maintenance and repair of 221 lane miles of street pavement (62 lane miles of concrete streets and 159 lane miles of asphalt streets); approximately 200 miles of concrete and asphalt curbs; seven city bridges; subdivision walkways; drainage culverts under roadways; traffic controls signs and pavement markings; more than 14 acres of public grounds at 56 locations and trees on public grounds and along the public rights-of-way
  • Street maintenance and repair includes patching of deteriorated asphalt pavement; crack filling of asphalt and concrete streets; sealing of bridge decks; routine cleaning of street pavement; removal of dead animals from City streets; snow/ice removal from street pavement and sidewalks adjacent to public buildings and grounds; and removal of dead trees and hazardous limbs on public rights-of-way. Concrete street replacement and asphaltic overlays are performed through contract. 

Order of Plowing:

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.

There are some streets we do not maintain, including all the streets maintained by MoDOT and St. Louis County, such as Manchester, Big Bend, the portions of Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh that are north of Swan and south of Big Bend, a portion of Ballas, and all of Adams.

Other Numbers to Call: Roadway Maintenance Responsibility

  • MoDOT Roads:  888-ASK-MODOT
  • St. Louis County Roads:  314-615-8538