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 2017 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

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.

July 7:  BOAZ / BACH INTERSECTION: We will start to rebuild the intersection on Bach at Boaz beginning Monday, July 10. The intersection be closed during the work, and motorists will need to detour around it. We expect the work to take about a week to complete. However, this is subject to weather conditions.

June 19, Bike Path Marking: The City's contractor, TraMar, will place bike path markings on streets throughout the City this week (June 19 thru 23). This is a phase of the Kirkwood Bike Plan that will connect St. Louis Community College to Grant's Trail.

JUNE 15, BOAZ CLOSURE UPDATE: Due to road work, there will be lane restrictions on Boaz, between Ballas and Emmerson, for the next month or so. All work is weather-dependent. Signs are posted.

April 12, from MoDOT: Information on the Closure of the Big Bend Bridget Over I-270:

In April: Crews will close one lane overnight on the bridge over I-270 beginning Monday, April 17, between 8:00 p.m., and 5:00 a.m., for about three weeks, to prepare the bridge for work. Crews will also close up to three lanes on northbound and southbound I-270 overnight, between 8:00 p.m., and 5:00 a.m.  Crews may also close one lane across the bridge during the day, between 9:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m., for some preliminary lighting work.

In May: Crews will close the bridge in late May for three months to remove the driving surface from the bridge and replace it. Currently, the bridge is scheduled to close May 25 and reopen in August prior to the start of the school year. This schedule is weather-dependent. While the bridge is closed, drivers will be able to use the ramp from the east side of the bridge to enter northbound 270 and the ramp on the west side of the bridge from southbound 270 to access westbound Big Bend.

April 13: AMEREN MISSOURI HELICOPTER WORK

Ameren Missouri is performing maintenance and reliability upgrades to 26 miles of transmission wires  in communities from west St. Louis County to the Metro East. The work is unique, in that we are utilizing a helicopter to perform high wire work, minimizing our footprint on the ground. The helicopter allows Ameren Missouri to update aging transmission lines in a significantly shorter time frame – weeks, rather than months. 

The helicopter and crew may draw attention from area residents and businesses.  The public should be aware that all necessary safety precautions and permits are in place.  The helicopter work will be on-going through May 12, 2017, weather permitting, and may include weekends.   The upgrades will enhance  the energy grid and  provide safe and dependable energy for communities throughout our region.

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.)

April 21: The City concrete street contractor is possibly starting on Taman Ct and Laven-Del Ln next week and then Boaz. This work should take about three weeks on Taman Court and about three months on Laven-Del and Boaz. A contractor doing asphalt patch work may start next week (week of April 24) on Attucks, Chicago, Windsor, Orchard Lane, Orchard Way, Rieth Terrace, and North and South Signal Hill.

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January 12, 2017: 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. 

EMMERSON, January 9, 2017: Culvert installation is complete. Pavement reconstruction is ongoing.

GILBERT AVE UPDATE, February 13, 2017:   The intersection is open again and Scott, Monroe and Fillmore are all open. The 100 block of Gilbert is open, but the 200 block is still closed at Monroe/Scott. Access is from the Madison end of Gilbert.

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STREET PROJECTS

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.
 

UBAWS Projects in 2017*

S. Signal Hills: cul de sac to Marshall Rd.
N. Signal Hills: Cul de sac to Marshall Rd.
Orchard Way: cul de sac to Orchard Ln
Windsor Ln: S. Geyer to Orchard Ln
Lemp Rd.: Finlay Rd to Forest Ave
Orchard Ln. dead end to cul de sac
Oakshire Ln.: dead end to S. Geyer
Wilton Ln.: Marco Dr to  Forest Ave

*UBAWS is Ultra-thin Bonded Asphalt Wearing Surface of the existing road, to protect the asphalt pavement from water infiltration and further oxidation.

 

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Please note that the following lists of street projects is subject to change with little notice.

2017 Concrete Street Reconstruction

  • Boaz Avenue: Emmerson Avenue to Ballas Avenue
  • Laven Del Lane: Mid Meadows Lane to North cul-de-sac
  • Taman Court: Old Big Bend Road to cul-de-sac

2017 Micro Surfacing**

  • Aldridge Street: Milwaukee to cul-de-sac
  • Alsobrook Street: Milwaukee East to Tolstoi
  • Attucks Street: Milwaukee East to cul-de-sac
  • Chicago Street: Milwaukee to Orleans
  • Electric Street: Milwaukee to Orleans
  • Forest Avenue:Big Bend to section 002 (PCC)
  • Lemp Road: Lemp Road to cul-de-sac
  • Meacham Street: Milwaukee West to dead end
  • Meacham Street: Milwaukee East to dead end
  • Memphis Street: Milwaukee to Orleans
  • Milwaukee Avenue: Big Bend to dead end at Lowe's
  • New York Street: Milwaukee East to cul-de-sac
  • New York Street: Milwaukee West to dead end
  • Orleans Street: Attucks (south curbline) to Memphis
  • Saratoga Street: Milwaukee East to dead end
  • Tolstoi Street: Meacham Street to Alsobrook Street
**Microsurfacing is thin asphalt slurry mixture placed on the surface of the existing road, to protect the asphalt pavement from water infiltration and further oxidation.