At its July 8 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council approved Bill No. 7322 by a vote of 10-0, authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) to provide funding for the Dardenne Greenway Connection Project.
This project will include installation of shared use path improvements, a pedestrian bridge that will span Dardenne Creek, and Trailhead parking area improvements.
This project is a critical component to the St. Charles County Master Trail Plan and future connectivity through the August Busch Wildlife Conservation Property adjacent to the project.
This will also make connections to the existing path systems of Barathaven and the high-density residential developments along I-64 between Phoenix Parkway and Barathaven Boulevard.
The federal government will provide 65.2% of the project costs up to $657,798 through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
MHTC administers the federal program, on behalf of East-West Gateway, which is why the agreement is with MHTC.
The total project cost is estimated to be $1,163,952.
Following this approval, numerous preparatory items now must be completed (e.g. obtain rights-of-way). Bids will be obtained in March, April, and May 2024. Actual construction will be from June 2024 to June 2025.