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.

Active Projects in the City

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 newsfeed.)

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE, Beginning Feb 13: The BNSF railroad crossing at S. Holmes will be closed on Sunday, February 12, through Wednesday, February 15, for rail construction.

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 Kirkwood projects, 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. 

CLEVELAND, Monday, January 9, 2017: Beginning Monday, January 9, MSD will replace a curb inlet and under-road pipe at 918 Cleveland. The road will be plated and re-opened overnight while the work is ongoing.

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.

AT&T Work in Kirkwood (Spring 2016):  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.

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

**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. 

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2016 Concrete Street Reconstruction

Please note that this list of street projects is subject to change with little notice.

COMPLETED:

  • Huthmaker Road:  Cul-de-sac, eyebrow and marked slabs
  • Woodell Court:  Woodbine Avenue through the cul-de-sac
  • Windgrove Road:  Ann Avenue through the cul-de-sac
  • Huntwood Lane:  Rose Hill Avenue through the cul-de-sac
  • Rollingwood Lane:  Geyer Road through the cul-de-sac
  • Clark Avenue:  Elliot Avenue to 400 feet south
  • Westchester Court (West of Ruth):  Ruth Drive through the cul-de-sac
  • Woodbine Avenue (West of Ballas):  Ballas Road to Edna Avenue
  • Modoc Trail:  Glenwood to Dead End
  • Sugar Creek Road:  Washington Avenue to Adams Avenue
  • East Bodley Avenue:  Kirkwood Road to Taylor Avenue
  • Garden Lane:  Kirkwood Road through the cul-de-sac
  • West Washington:  Sugar Creek Road to North Geyer Road
  • Barter Avenue: North Geyer Road to Evans Avenue
  • Central Place:  North Geyer to North Harrison
  • Lin Manor:  Kirkwood Road to Taylor Avenue
  • Lindgate Drive:  Lockett Road to Lindemann Road