This project is four years in the making. The City applied for a grant in March 2016 through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the federal Surface Transportation Program (STP). The project was designed in 2018 and 2019 and an easement was acquired in 2019. Construction is slated for 2020. The City receives 80% reimbursement for each phase of work. Bopp Road is eligible for funding due to its status as an Urban Collector.
The existing curb ramps will be brought up to ADA standards and a pair of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) will be installed at St. Clement School (see example at Pioneer Park). Curbs will be replaced where needed, then the existing asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. If necessary, the underlying base will be repaired prior to final paving.
Project Update and Schedule
Bids were opened 3/17, with Spencer Contracting as the low bidder. Their contract was approved by the Board of Aldermen 3/23, then later approved by MoDOT, due to the federal funding. Work is scheduled to start the week of June 8th.The first phase of work involves the replacement of damaged concrete curbs (marked locations only) and the upgrading of curb ramps to ADA standards. This work will roughly last through the end of June. After that, the asphalt surface will be removed, revealing the concrete or asphalt base below. That base will be visually inspected and evaluated for repairs immediately. Once those base repairs have been completed and concrete has cured, the new asphalt surface will be installed, followed by striping. Along the way, a new pedestrian crosswalk signal will be installed at St. Clement's Church/School. For reference, an identical signal was installed at Pioneer Park last year.
Throughout the project, this will be the best place to go for updates. Updated 5/20/20