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.

Street Projects

To see the list of 2018 street projects, click here.

To read the 2016 "Pavement Condition Assessment" report, click here.
Please note: This is a large file and may take a minute to open.

Other Active Projects

Adams Avenue / Ballas Road Construction (March 2018): Saint Louis County Department of Transportation will begin work on infrastructure projects on West Adams Avenue and Ballas Road in early March 2018. Paving work is expected to be completed by July 15, with final restoration work completed in the fall. Click here to read the full letter from the County. 

Verizon Upgrade Project: Verizon, through its wholly owned subsidiary MCIMETRO, is undertaking a network upgrade project in your community.  MCImetro is a competitive telecommunications company, authorized to provide telecommunications services throughout the State of Missouri.  The contractor is ADB Companies, 314-426-5200, if you have any questions or concerns.

AT&T Work in Kirkwood:  AT&T is undertaking a project to maintain and upgrade their network in the Kirkwood area. Some of the work requires excavation and boring in the right-of-way or easements.  AT&T contractors will be placing informational fliers on the doors of affected residences prior to beginning work.  Landscape repairs or damage caused by the work will be restored by AT&T in a timely manner.  If you have any questions or complaints please contact:  AT&T Construction Helpdesk, 314.544.7688, or email: g43578@att.com. For emergencies: 1-800-246-8464.

MSD Project Clear in Kirkwood: MSD Project Clear is an initiative of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to improve water quality and alleviate many wastewater concerns in the St. Louis region. It will invest billions of dollars over a generation in planning, designing, and building community rainscaping, system improvements, and an ambitious program of maintenance and repair. A primary goal of MSD Project Clear is to get rain out of the wastewater system. This will help reduce basement backups and sewer overflows. In the coming years, MSD will complete hundreds of projects throughout its service area to achieve this important goal.

Current projects in Kirkwood include the Adams Project at West Adams and Couch Avenue and the Sugar Creek Project, southeast of the intersection of Dougherty Ferry and Highway 270. Collectively, the projects will benefit more than 2,000 properties by addressing known problems in the area that can occur during heavy rain, such as basement backups in buildings and sewer overflows at three manhole locations along Adams Avenue.

Three types of work are involved: 1) Identification and removal of incorrect connections to the wastewater sewer from privately owned sources, such as downspouts and driveway drains, connected to a home’s lateral line; 2) Replacement of several hundred feet of severely cracked wastewater pipes; and 3) Restoration of wastewater pipes with minor cracks and leaks.

Over the next 18 months, improvements will be designed on behalf of MSD by an engineering team led by AMEC Foster Wheeler.  Kirkwood residents in the project areas can expect to see crews on site conducting occasional field evaluations this winter. Notification to property owners with incorrect connections will begin in early 2017. Removal of incorrect connections from privately owned sources, such as downspouts, and construction of other sewer improvements are expected in 2018. 

For more information on these upcoming MSD projects in Kirkwood, contact Beth Quindry, Public Outreach Coordinator with AMEC Foster Wheeler: beth@shockeyconsulting.com or 314.497.3126.  Follow all the projects in this watershed on Facebook at Project Clear Bissell. To keep up with the latest on MSD’s system-wide improvements, visit www.projectclearstl.org and follow Project Clear STL on Facebook. 

 

Road Closing Notices

For day-to-day updates on all road projects and street closures, please visit the City's Facebook page, where regular updates are posted:  www.facebook.com/CityOfKirkwoodMo. (You do not need to have a Facebook account to see the City's page, but if you have an account, you will need to "like" the page for the updates to appear regularly in your news feed.)

December 2017: Folger Avenue Update. Excel Contracting has completed all water main installation and resident service transfers on Folger. Remaining work involves site restoration. Since the ideal time for sodding lawns is past, yards requiring sod will receive it in spring 2018, as sod farms begin cutting their spring crop. The contractor will return by approximately mid-December to rough-grade yards in preparation for sod work. Hard surface restoration will also take place during the month of December, weather permitting.

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2018 Concrete Street Reconstruction:


Embassy Lane: Lark Avenue to cul-de-sac
Forest Avenue: Asphalt section to cul-de-sac
Laven Del Lane: Mid-Meadows Lane to cul-de-sac

Pavement Condition Assessment: The City of Kirkwood has for several years faced the challenge of determining how we will provide for the long-term rehabilitation and maintenance of our streets. In 2015, the City commissioned a Street Study and selected the Lochmueller Group and Payken Consulting to conduct it. A final report was prepared and submitted to the City in July 2015. Click here to download and read that report: Pavement Condition Assessment.