2018 Public Works Projects
Each year, the Board of Aldermen holds a budget discussion to prioritize city projects and services. In October of 2017, a budget session was held to discuss how to best use projected revenues to benefit our residents in 2018. During the discussion, the Public Works Department presented recommendations on street repairs and projects.
After further discussion and direction from the Board, the following projects were approved in the 2018
The 2018 budget includes resurfacing Windcliffe (asphalt over concrete portion), Royal Oaks, Manorcrest, Ironwood, Sunstone, and Old Ballwin Road. Selected concrete pavement replacement has also been
budgeted on Windcliffe (concrete portion), Orkney, Fieldstone, Trailwood, Caprice Gardens, Oakwood Farms Phase 1 (dead end-Oakbriar Farm), Castle Pines-Phase 1, Old Ballwin Road (Curb & Gutter), Kehrs Mill Trail, Holloway Ridge Ct, Village Meadows, Wetherburn, and Fairway Lake.
In conjunction with street resurfacing, sidewalks and curb ramps will be upgraded to meet current ADA
standards. Work is expected to begin in March or April depending on weather.
The cities of Ballwin and Ellisville will share the cost in 2018 to reconstruct 650 feet of Reinke Road east of the new roundabout. This project will improve the roadway curves and sight distances.
Two bridges over Fishpot Creek will be replaced in 2018. The first to be replaced is on Ries Road between Manchester Road and Ramsey Lane. The other bridge is on Ramsey Lane just south of Manchester Road.
The Federal Highway Administration will reimburse the City 80% of the cost for both bridges. CDG Engineers of St. Louis provided the design for both bridges. The bidding process is expected to begin in January 2018. The Ries Road Bridge will be closed beginning in March and is expected to reopen in July. Traffic will be detoured via Ramsey Lane, Sulphur Springs Road, and New Ballwin Road. Once this bridge is reopened to traffic, the Ramsey Lane Bridge will be closed. The new bridge will consist of precast concrete arches with a sidewalk along both sides. Decorative wrought iron style fencing will be added for pedestrian
protection. A concrete barrier will separate pedestrians and vehicles as they cross the bridge.
Ramsey Lane Bridge is expected to close in July and reopen in October. Traffic will be detoured via Ries
Road, Sulphur Springs Road, and New Ballwin Road.
The new bridge will consist of precast concrete girders. Sidewalks and wrought iron style fencing are also included along both sides. A concrete barrier will separate pedestrians and vehicles crossing the bridge.
ADA Sidewalk Transition Plan
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) law requires public entities to develop a formal transition plan identifying the steps necessary to meet ADA accessibility requirements for all pedestrian access routes by upgrading all noncompiliant features. The Street Transition Plan (PDF below) is attached that was adopted by the Board of Aldermen on February 27, 2017.
The Plan includes when, how, and where curb ramps and sidewalks will be updated to current ADA standards. All curb ramps will be upgraded when a street is overlaid, resurfaced, microsurfaced, or reconstructed. All new sidewalks will be constructed in accordance with the ADA regulations. Uneven sidewalks are to be eliminated in a timely manner.
Ballwin Public Works Department