Several important City projects have continued to move forward in 2021. These projects are part of the Board's overall desire to improve thoroughfares and access points throughout the community.
ALLEN STREET CONSTRUCTION
The City is currently working to improve infrastructure, accessibility, aesthetics and on-street parking in Historic Downtown Wentzville. This project consisted of the removal and replacement of pavement and sidewalks along Allen Street between Blumhoff Avenue and North Locust Street. The project, which is almost complete, included the installation of exposed aggregate sidewalks, ADA-compliant curb ramps, new parking stalls, stormwater improvements, and decorative street lighting. Landscaping improvements will be installed and the project finalized this fall.
WEST PEARCE/MEYER SIGNAL PROJECT
Scheduled for construction to begin in 2021, the West Pearce Boulevard and Meyer Road Signal Project will include intersection improvements along West Pearce Boulevard at Meyer Road and Cheryl Ann Drive, including converting the Cheryl Ann Drive intersection to a two-way, stop-controlled intersection and converting the Meyer Road intersection to an all-way, signal-controlled intersection. Improvements will include improved turning radiuses, sidewalk replacement, curb ramps, crosswalks and ADA-compliant push buttons. The signal will be interconnected to the City's traffic signal system to monitor operations and provide optimal timing plans.
DAVID HOEKEL PARKWAY (DHP)
The interchange project is currently under construction. The contractor has nearly completed the bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad and I-70. Veterans Memorial Parkway has been reopened to traffic. The contractor is continuing to work on the new eastbound off ramp and on ramp to I-70. This project has been funded in partnership with St. Charles County and MoDOT. With completion anticipated in fall 2021, this project will provide motorists with an alternative to Wentzville Parkway when entering or exiting the City. The next phase of DHP will extend a roadway north from Goodfellow Road to West Meyer Road. The project is funded through a partnership with St. Charles County; design is ongoing. The project is anticipated to be constructed over two construction seasons, with grading and stormwater infrastructure beginning in 2022 and roadway paving in 2023.
WEST MEYER ROAD PHASE 3
The project extends from North Point Prairie Road west to the bridge just east of Duenke Road. The project includes vertical curve improvements, a center turn lane and a multi-use trail from North Point Prairie Road to Rotary Park. The City has selected the contractor and is working to execute the construction contract. The project will start in the fall of 2021 with a completion expected in the summer of 2022. The project is funded by the City of Wentzville and St. Charles County.
WENTZVILLE PARKWAY SOUTH
This project is divided into two phases, both of which are currently in the design/right-of-way acquisition process. The first phase includes improvements on Veterans Memorial Parkway, which will improve traffic flow through the construction of a roundabout to the west of Wentzville Parkway as well as increase the length of the eastbound acceleration lane onto I-70. This project is funded by the City of Wentzville, St. Charles County and Federal CMAQ dollars. Phase 1 is anticipated to begin construction in the late 2021 to early 2022. Phase 2 will include the extension of Wentzville Parkway South over the Norfolk Southern Railroad via a grade-separated bridge. This project is funded by the City of Wentzville and St. Charles County. Phase 2 of the project is anticipated to begin construction in 2022.