This year, Wentzville has seen a great surge in community growth and improvement. The City of Wentzville has been hard at work implementing positive change in our community. City staff, the Board and I are proud of the progress made and excited for what’s to come! To learn more about these projects and view project updates as they become available, please visit bit.ly/roadprojectupdates.
Pearce Boulevard and Wentzville Parkway: The City is currently finalizing the design and contract for a slab replacement project at the intersection of Wentzville Parkway and Pearce Boulevard. Construction is expected to start later this fall. The work will take place overnight utilizing high early strength concrete in order to have lanes back open to traffic by the morning rush hour. During the overnight work, lane closures and detours will be necessary between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Allen Street Reconstruction – from Blumhoff Avenue to North Locust Street: The project will provide additional parking spaces for downtown businesses and encourage pedestrian travel through improved sidewalks and aesthetic enhancements — including landscaping and lighting. The design was completed in 2019 as part of the Downtown Revitalization Study. This is the start of a phased project that will eventually connect Allen Street with Luetkenhaus Boulevard in order to improve traffic flow and provide alternative access during periods of high-traffic volume.
West Pearce Boulevard and Meyer Road Traffic Signal: This project will convert the existing all-way stop located at Meyer Road and West Pearce Boulevard to a signalized intersection including pedestrian improvements. The work will also remove an all-way stop located at Cheryl Ann Drive. This project will help alleviate congestion associated with the current condition, and address safety issues identified in St. Charles County’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan.
David Hoekel Parkway Phase 2: The new outer road is now open. The contractor can now mobilize to the south side of I-70 to begin the earthwork operations. In addition to the grading visible north of I-70, the current project will also construct a large earth embankment south of the Norfolk Southern Railroad (prior to the second bridge phase of the project).
Slab Replacement Program: In response to resident input, we continue to focus our attention on the annual street maintenance program. Once again, the Board has increased the budgeted amount for slab replacements. In 2020, it is anticipated that the budgeted amount will rise from $2.8 million to $3.2 million. For a list of projects, please visit bit.ly/slabreplacementprogram.
The City recognizes the inconvenience experienced by residents during road construction and attempts to expedite the process in the safest and most timely manner possible. We greatly appreciate your patience.