The City of Chesterfield is working to design a roadway improvement project for the northern portion of Wilson Avenue. The intent of the project is to bring Wilson Avenue up to current engineering safety design standards while maintaining the rural character of the road. The design will allow the City to refine and resubmit a grant application in 2022 to request federal funding assistance for right-of-way/easement acquisition and roadway reconstruction.
The approximate project limits, shown above, are from Wild Horse Creek Road to at/near Baxter Lane Crossing (the project does not include connecting to Baxter Lane Crossing). The project goals were presented to the public and the Planning and Public Works Committee of the Whole on August 23. Specific goals are to realign Wilson Avenue to soften the existing “s-curves”, improve the Wild Horse Creek Road intersection (lower vertical curve on Wilson near WHCR, evaluate turn lanes but only add if required by St. Louis County), replace an existing deteriorating culvert, improve roadside drainage and address any water drainage problems, add a bike/pedestrian shared use path offset from the road, coordinate with Ameren on potential relocation of existing utility poles, and remove/replace vegetation to ensure safe sight distance on the roadway and provide a buffer for impacted residents.
The general project timeline is for design and grant submittal in 2022. The remainder of the schedule is highly dependent upon the grant. If the City is successful in obtaining a grant, construction would likely begin in 2025.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact Anjana Kittu at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 636-537-4768.
09-01-2022 - At its August 31, 2022 meeting, the East West Gateway Board approved funding for Wilson Avenue Improvements.
05-12-2022 - Preliminary information provided by East-West Gateway this month indicates that the Wilson Avenue project has been recommended by East-West Gateway Staff for funding in the 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This is not an official funding approval. Official funding approval will be considered by the East-West Gateway Board of Directors on August 31, 2022. Provided funding is approved, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission will submit a Program Agreement to the City of Chesterfield for review and execution in October or November. Assuming the Program Agreement is approved by City Council, right of way acquisition will occur in 2023 and 2024 and construction will begin in 2026 (unless an earlier start date is authorized by East-West Gateway). In the interim, project design will continue.
02-10-2022 - STP-S Grant application was submitted to East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
02-07-2022 - City Council approved to submit the STP-S grant application to East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
01-24-2022 - A public informational meeting was held at City Hall. Thank you to all who attended and provided feedback and questions. For those who were unable to attend, the presentation and handouts can be viewed using the links below. City Council will consider approval of a grant application for this project at the February 7, 2022 City Council meeting.
1-24-2022 Wilson Ave Presentation
1-24-2022 Wilson Ave Handouts
1-21-2022 - Preliminary design documents were delivered to the City by Oates & Associates.
12-15-2021 - A public informational meeting for this project has been scheduled for Monday, January 24, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting will consist of a presentation by the City's Director of Public Works, Jim Eckrich, on the conceptual roadway design progress and the 2022 STP-S grant submittal.
12-06-2021 - Traffic counters are placed at two locations on Wilson Avenue to validate the existing traffic data.
11-18-2021 - Engineering Services Contract was executed and Notice to Proceed was issued to the consultant, Oates Associates, Inc.
11-01-2021 - City Council approved an Engineering Design Services contract with Oates & Associates.
09-30-2021 - Qualifications review completed and scored by City Staff. Scope and fee negotiation initiated with highest scoring firm. Engineering design contract will be scheduled for consideration by City Council once scope and fee are determined.
09-23-2021 - Project specific qualification submittals received from five engineering firms for consideration.
09-01-2021 - Request for Qualifications sent to seven engineering firms with Statements of Qualifications on file with the City.
08-30-2021 – City Staff authorized by City Council to seek professional engineering design services for Wilson Avenue Improvements.