Night paving to begin on Kehrs Mill Road
By: Jim Erickson
Ballwin has given a construction firm permission to do paving work on Kehr’s Mill Road during evening, night and early morning hours on three nights beginning no earlier than Oct. 15.
According to Mark Reizer, president of L. Krupp Construction, Inc., of Ellisville, the night paving effort will shorten the construction period and is in the interest of public safety.
Conceding the night work will be an inconvenience to the public, albeit temporary, Reizer said every effort will be made to limit excessive noise.
The paving will be limited to three nights between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. but bad weather could mean the work won’t be on consecutive nights. Any work remaining after the three nights will be done during normal work hours.
Paving at night will lessen traffic problems, Reizer said, including school buses and rush-hour periods in the presence of large trucks and construction equipment.
One lane will be open at all times and closed sections will move as the paving work progresses. Access to side streets and driveways will be provided on an as-needed basis. A city inspector will be on-site during the project so that police, fire and EMS personnel can be advised of the moving work zone.
Property owners and residents along the work area, which extends from just south of Clayton to and including the Holloway Road intersection, will receive hand-delivered letters explaining the project and its schedule.
Plans originally had called for the paving to be done before school started, but delays in securing easements required for the overall project pushed back the schedule.