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O’Fallon council considers paving for local street

By: Jessica Meszaros


The intersection of Winghaven Boulevard and Highway N in O’Fallon [Google Earth photo]

At its Aug. 9 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council gave a first reading to an ordinance that would approve a funding agreement for the Winghaven Boulevard Resurfacing Project.

The project, located in the city’s third ward, consists of asphalt resurfacing and installing additional storm drainage on Winghaven Boulevard between Hwy. N and Hammack Road. Also included are pedestrian improvements along Winghaven Boulevard.

According to the program agreement, the improvements will include milling 2 inches of the existing asphalt from the street and replacing it with 2 inches new asphalt. Improvements will be added to make the area ADA-compliant, including the installation of pedestrian push-buttons, crosswalk markings, ramps and landing pads where Winghaven Boulevard intersects with roads like Cypress Knoll Place, Phoenix Parkway and Hammack Road. ADA compliant ramps and landing pads also will be added at various driveways along the project’s length. Curb inlets and storm sewer piping also will be added. In addition, pedestrian ramps already in existence will be updated and replaced with more ADA-compliant ramps.

Construction of new sidewalk has been suggested for the southwest corner of the Cypress Knoll Place-Winghaven Boulevard intersection. Existing pavement markings for the on-street, shared-use bicycle path will be updated and LED street identification signs will be installed at both the Phoenix Parkway-Winghaven Boulevard and Hammack Road-Winghaven Boulevard intersections.

The agreement states that the city of O’Fallon will be responsible for the construction of all the proposed improvements.

The project was previously planned and budgeted for in the city’s 2018 budget and is listed in the city’s five-year CIP [Capital Improvement Projects] plan. Federal funding will provide 80 percent of the project costs up to $1,304,406 through the Surface Transportation Program [STP]. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission [MHTC] administers the program federally. The project’s total cost is an estimated $1,630,508.

The legislation will go before the council for a second reading and possible approval at the council’s Aug. 23 meeting.

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