PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT UPDATES
PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT UPDATES – 12/10/2020
Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) – Implementation Plan Project Updates For more information, visit the Public Works page: https://www.cityofladue-mo.gov/departments/public-works-department-214
Willow Hill – Reroute Along Road (infrastructure), HR Green – IN FINAL DESIGN
The design phase began in Summer 2018. The preliminary design was approved by MSD, there have been public meetings, and then plan revisions were required based on utility conflicts. The City has acquired all the 25 easements that were required for the project and now the final design phase can proceed so that the project can be bid for construction in May 2021. Calendar Year 2021 is anticipated for construction.
Robin Hill Lane/McKnight Lane Bank Stabilization, Intuition & Logic – IN FINAL DESIGN AND PERMITTING
The design phase began in Summer 2018. Two public information meetings were held in 2018 and individual property owner meetings have taken place since that time. The preliminary plans were approved, and easement documents were prepared, and all ten easements were obtained in 2020. Final design is in the process of being completed, and the required permits are in the process of being obtained. Once all permits are in hand, the project will be bid for construction in January 2021. Calendar Year 2021 is anticipated for construction.
Deerfield/Wakefield storm sewer improvements, HR Green – IN PRELIMINARY DESIGN
The design phase began on 7/23/18. Preliminary design and evaluation of various design alternatives has been taking place. This project will be constructed in three phases over the next ten years and the City has selected a preferred design alternative. Currently, the design consultant is having the project area surveyed and obtaining geotechnical borings so that the design phase can advance. The City plans to submit preliminary plans to MSD for review in late Spring 2021.
South Tealbrook Drive storm sewer improvements, Hart Engineering - COMPLETE
The design phase began on 7/2/18. A field review was completed, meetings with the impacted residents impacted has occurred, the preliminary plans were approved by MSD, easements have been obtained, final plans were prepared, and bids were received July 10, 2020. The construction contract was awarded on July 20, 2020 to Plattin Creek Excavating, LLC and construction was deemed substantially complete on October 26, 2020. The punch list has been completed and the project is in the process of being closed out.
Babler Lane storm sewer improvements, EDM – PLACED ON INACTIVE STATUS
The design phase began in September 2018. A Public Informational Meeting was held on January 29, 2019 at Ladue City Hall where the pipe alignment was presented. MSD has approved the preliminary plans and the City has begun to acquire the necessary easements for the project. Although four of the ten easements have been obtained, and construction had been scheduled to begin in late 2021, the City is pursuing placing the project on inactive status. A lawsuit has been filed by a resident to stop the project and other property owners are no longer supportive of the project. The placement of the project on the inactive status occurred at the December 10, 2020 Stormwater Advisory Meeting.
Intersection Improvements at Warson Road and Conway Road
Based on the 2019 traffic study that the City completed for the Warson corridor at Conway Road, Federal Funds were applied for in February 2020 for the project design, ROW, and construction and that funding application is in the process of being prepared. The City learned that the funding application was successful and will be recommended to the Board of EWGCC in Summer 2020. The City received the program agreement with Missouri Highways Commission and will execute that agreement at the December 21, 2020 City Council meeting. The City has prepared the Request for Qualifications so that a consultant can be selected and then the design phase can begin and is currently waiting for MoDOT approval of the RFQ so that it can be posted.
ADA Sidewalk Improvements
The City continues with the implementation phase of the ADA transition plan which identified both sidewalk and facility improvements that need modification in order to work toward ADA compliance. The first project in the ADA implementation plan was the sidewalk modifications to Clayton Road in the Business District between I-64 and Conway Road which were completed Summer 2019 (Phase I). Phase II was completed Spring 2020 by SBC Construction and includes ADA sidewalk improvements on Clayton Road, west of Warson Road. The City will continue to improve the sidewalks on Clayton Road over the next several years and with improvements in 2021 planned from Eversdale to Lindbergh. Phases IV – VI, to be implemented over the next several years, will be located on Clayton Road from Price Road to the eastern City limits.
Dielman Road Improvements (80% Federally Funded for ROW & Construction)
The City applied for Federal Funds for Dielman Road Improvements in February 2019 and learned that the application was successful. The City has executed a program agreement with MoDOT, issued the RFQ for engineering services, conducted interviews for the three most qualified firms for the project in March, and selected CMT for the engineering project. City Council approved the engineering contract with CMT at their April 27, 2020 meeting and design will begin in June 2020 with survey work. Dielman Road is one of two remaining roads identified for sidewalks in the 2012 Sidewalk Implementation Plan. Sidewalks will be installed on the west side of Dielman between Ladue Road and the northern municipal boundary near Tamarack. Improvements to the pavement will also be part of the project. The sidewalk will connect to sidewalks that have been installed in Olivette on Dielman Road. Federal Funding will pay for 80% of the right-of-way and construction costs. The design phase began with survey in Summer 2020 and preliminary plans are in the process of being prepared in Fall 2020.
Edie’s Mulch Site
The City applied for and obtained a Municipal Park Planning Grant to develop a master plan for the 14.5-acre site which is currently being utilized as a transfer station for the City’s leaf and mulch program on approximately 3 acres of the site. Public meetings were held in 2019 along with a community input survey and a Master plan was adopted by City Council in September 2019. The master plan for the property includes a trail and a small parking area as priority amenities. The property is located off S. 40 Drive and is along the Deer Creek corridor. The property is currently being impacted by MSD’s Deer Creek Sanitary relief sewer project which will be under construction through Calendar Year 2021.
The City will be seeking funding to begin development of the park but must also coordinate with MSD’s Deer Creek Sanitary Sewer replacement project that traverses the property.
Honeysuckle clearing began which was done by volunteer residents and the City’s BOSTA Committee on November 16, 2019 and on November 7, 2020. As of now, the City plans to apply for the Municipal Park construction funds in August 2021 for implementation in Calendar Year 2022.
Rodes Park – Master Plan
The City has applied for a Municipal Park Planning Grant to develop a master plan for the park located at the corner of Ladue and Warson Road. The grant was sought after recommendation from the City’s Beautification Open Space and Tree Advisory Committee to City Council who approved the application. The Master Plan will make recommendations for plantings, access & parking, and potentially a perimeter walk path. The first of two public meetings to obtain feedback about the park will be held via Zoom on Thursday January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
Public Works In-house Maintenance Programs
- Brush Collection (monthly: March – October plus Christmas tree pick-up in January)
- Leaf Collection (Fall Collection: late October through early January & Spring Collection: April)
- Parks & Grounds (Rodes Park, planters, municipal campus, Beautify Ladue landscape maintenance, Edie’s Mulch Site, Centennial Trail)
- Pavement and Sidewalk Maintenance (crack sealing, pothole patching, larger pavement patching, sidewalk removal & replacement, snow and ice removal)
- Bridge & Culvert Maintenance
- Vegetation Management on City Right-of-Way (mowing, trimming, honeysuckle management, tree trimming and removal)
- Vegetation Management on State Right-of-Way (City contracts with Munie for mowing of numerous locations on State ROW)
- Fleet & Building Maintenance
DID YOU KNOW?
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Ladue Department of Public Works
9345 Clayton Rd
Ladue, MO 63124