In an interview on March 4, Dardenne Prairie Mayor David Zucker explained two road upgrade projects being pursued: Hanley Road north of Feise Road and Stump Road between Old Route N and Feise Road. Both need widening and the addition of curbs, storm sewers, gutters and sidewalks.
The Hanley Road project could have construction beginning in 2020. The Stump Road project has financial hurdles to clear first before any detailed planning or time estimating.
An Open House meeting associated with the Hanley Road project is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at Dardenne Prairie City Hall.
According to Zucker, Hanley Road north of Feise Road needs to be widened and re-paved, with curbs, sidewalks and storm sewers added. At the Open House, the public will be shown preliminary plans and have the opportunity to provide input. Construction will not begin until sometime in 2020.
Widening and the addition of sidewalks, curbs, gutters and storm sewers on Stump Road also is being considered.
According to the mayor, this project has been on the city’s to-do list for at least 15 years but has resurfaced due to concerns about safety of drivers and a larger number of pedestrians now using the road. The city will not know until at least late August 2019 if funding will be available from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments or the St. Charles County Road Board. Without federal or county funding, the city probably will not be able to do anything for Stump Road this year, Zucker said.