Dardenne Creek’s bank north of I-70 is actively eroding, thus threatening the city of St. Peters’ sanitary infrastructure. Downstream, two additional bank erosion areas are threatening property owned by the University of Missouri Extension at 260 Brown Road.
To resolve the erosion concerns and improve stormwater quality, St. Peters and the MU Extension are cooperating to execute the Dardenne Creek Bank Stabilization Project for a total cost of $258,958. MU Extension will fund $95,969.75 of the total, and St. Peters will fund the remaining $162,988.25 from the city’s Water-Sewer Fund and Local Parks & Storm Water Fund.
The project will include excavation, clearing of land, construction of an access road, liners for ditches, ditch rip-rap, use of geotextile fabric, and sediment and erosion control features.
Bill No. 20-83 for an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with MU Extension was passed by a vote of 7-0 [Ward 1 Alderman Rocky Reitmeyer absent] at the Board of Aldermen meeting on Aug. 27. Bill No. 20-84 to award the project work to Two Alpha Contracting, LLC was passed 7-0 at the same meeting. Two Alpha had submitted the best of four bids.
Work will commence as soon as possible after all contracts and agreements are signed.