Street & Bridge Projects
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
In conjunction with street resurfacing, sidewalks and curb ramps will be upgraded to meet current ADA
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.
As of 11.16.18
The City of Ballwin has awarded a contract to M&H Concrete Contractors to remove and replace deficient curb and gutters, and concrete pavement, and upgrade curb ramps to current ADA regulations on several streets. Below is a tentative schedule that will be updated periodically. All dates are estimated and subject to change based on weather conditions. Contractual jobs are indicated with an asterisk symbol.
The City of Ballwin will also complete a number of projects in-house over the course of the year, thanks to the purchase of a new volumetric mixer. You can learn more about the new piece of equipment in the video below the list of projects. City staff will work to eliminate sidewalk tripping hazards toward the later half of the construction season.
Caprice Gardens Drive (Sidewalk Replacement) Rescheduled to 2019
Update from 10.1.18
With the reopening of Ries Road to traffic, Ramsey Lane will now be closed to traffic at the bridge. Detour signs are posted. The project is expected to be completed in early spring, weather permitting.
Update from 9.28.18
The Ries Road Bridge has reopened to traffic. As a reminder, the speed limit on that road is 30 mph. Please drive carefully.
Update from 9.26.18
We have three important road updates for Ballwin motorists.
1) Ries Road bridge is still on schedule to reopen to traffic on Friday (9/28/18).
We appreciate your help in sending this accurate information to those who need it. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Update from 9.20.18
The City was informed on Wednesday by our contractors that the Ries Road bridge is slightly behind schedule due to a conflict with a utility company outside of the City's control that was just recently resolved. Originally, the bridge was scheduled to open this Friday, but according to the most recent information, it now looks like it will be next Friday (Sept 28) at the latest. It is possible the bridge would open before Friday if the weather cooperates and the final stages progress quickly. We will update you as soon as possible when more information is made available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Update from 8.1.18
The Ries Road bridge project, the first of two replacement projects, began May 25. Below is a project update as of August 1.
Old 1960s bridge (culvert) has been removed.
The Ramsey Lane bridge will close following the reopening of Ries Road. The new bridge construction is expected to be completed within four months.
Update from 5.14.18
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. At their April 9, 2018 meeting the Board of Aldermen awarded contracts to KCI Construction for the construction of both bridges.
Once this bridge is reopened to traffic, the Ramsey Lane Bridge will be closed. The new Ries Bridge will consist of precast concrete arches with a sidewalk along both sides. Decorative wrought iron style fencing will be added for pedestrian safety. A concrete barrier will separate pedestrians and vehicles as they cross the bridge.
Ramsey Lane Bridge is expected to close in October and reopen in early spring of 2019. Traffic will be detoured via Ries Road, Sulphur Springs Road, and New Ballwin Road. The new bridge will consist of precast concrete girders. Sidewalks, wrought iron style fencing, and concrete barriers are also included along both sides.
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