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Posted on: April 3, 2012

[ARCHIVED] St. Louis County Infrastructure Project- West Florissant Avenue

Information regarding an upcoming St. Louis County road construction project along West Florissant. Project is anticipated to begin in April and be completed by the end of September.

The St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic would like to advise Ferguson residents that a contract for road improvements on West Florissant Avenue has been awarded to Pace Construction Co., 1620 Woodson Road, Saint Louis, Missouri 63114.

This project is funded by Federal and County funds and will be accomplished without additional direct cost to you. As taxpayers, we all share in the cost of projects throughout Saint Louis County. The project provides for removal and replacement of deteriorated and/or damaged pavement, curbs, sidewalks, the addition of concrete bus stop pads, pavement surfacing and texturing, Superpave Asphaltic Concrete overlay, Sodding, and other incidental items on West Florissant Avenue from north of Chambers Road to New Halls Ferry Road. In addition, alterations will be performed to existing curb ramp configurations to better comply with federal guidelines.

Please be advised that construction work is scheduled to begin on April 2, 2012, weather permitting. The length of the construction period is a concern to most people. Unfortunately, the complexity of the construction work combined with the unpredictable weather in the Saint Louis region will dictate the length of time for completion. With this in mind, we would expect that the work on the project will be completed by the end of September, 2012.

All construction work performed will generally take place between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. weekdays. Lane restrictions will be in place at various times and locations. It is recommended that alternative routes be determined and/or sufficient time be allotted for your daily commutes. Emergency vehicles such as police, fire and ambulance will be advised of the construction, thereby allowing these agencies to plan in advance in case there is an emergency in your area.

For those businesses whose driveway access may be restricted, notification will be given at least 24 hours in advance. However, access to commercial entrances will be maintained at all times. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. We will strive to complete the improvements in an expedient manner and try to make the best temporary arrangements for you.

If you have lawn sprinklers or any other type of device not readily visible located between the curb and the right-of-way line you must identify their location with a stake and flagging prior to work being performed. Failure to do so may result in damage to these devices as a result of the construction work.

It will be necessary to store some material (rock, etc.) at the job site, which will be removed after completion of the project. Disturbed areas will be sodded or seeded, depending on the area disturbed. When sod is placed, it will be maintained by the contractor for a period of five weeks, after which it will become your responsibility to maintain. It is recommended that mowing be limited to a length no shorter than 3”.

Saint Louis County will have a Resident Engineer assigned to the project, Mr. Gerry Schulz, Project Manager III. Mr. Schulz may be reached at 314-220-3001 to respond to on-site inquiries. Should Mr. Schulz not be available, please contact Mr. Russ Leach, Assistant Construction Division Manager at 314-615-1167 during normal working hours (6:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., M – F). A voice mail message may be left at either of these numbers and a response will be returned as soon as possible. Mr. Ryan Casey will be the Project Manager for Pace Construction Co. and he can be reached at 314-524-7223. If there is an emergency after normal working hours, please contact the Saint Louis County Police Dispatcher at 314-889-2341.

St. Louis County appreciate your patience during the construction of this project and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Every effort will be made to complete the construction work as soon as possible. Remember, construction areas can be dangerous. If you have children, remind them to stay away from the work areas at all times. For the safety of the traveling public, yourself, and the workers, please reduce your speed and drive cautiously through the construction zone.

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