The city of Wildwood will host its next City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at its new Town Hall, located on the south side of Main Street across from the parking garage and next to the movie theater in Town Center. The Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 28 is canceled due to the city making its transition to its new building.
The Wildwood City Council on Jan. 14 unanimously approved the appointment of Bill Garrett (Ward 3) as city marshal.
Al Foster improvements update
The Wildwood City Council on Jan. 14 unanimously approved a recommendation in regard to a survey that residents took for improvements to Al Foster Memorial Trail.
The recommendations include expanding the parking area to accommodate additional spaces (number to be determined) and providing additional amenities, such as a large shade structure, picnic tables, trash receptacles and bicycle racks. Removed from the list due to resident concerns was a recommendation to accommodate a permanent restroom facility and water fountain.
In May 2012, residents near the facility received a survey seeking their input on the trailhead. At the same time, a user survey also was conducted to obtain input from those residents and others who utilize the facility. A City Council committee that was overseeing the project then analyzed the survey results and made recommendations.
Route 109 widening, resurfacing
MoDOT and the city of Wildwood have partnered to come up with $7 million for a jointly funded project to improve the safety and flow of traffic along the portion of Route 109 from Clayton to Route 100. As part of the project, Route 109 will be widened to four lanes (two in each direction) from Route 100 to Clayton, with a roundabout to the Pond-Grover Loop Road and a roundabout at the westbound Route 100 intersection. This solution will help improve the flow of traffic and safety for these motorists.
The Route 109 joint project to widen the highway between Route 100 and Clayton, along with the two roundabouts, will begin construction in late summer/early fall 2014.
Resurfacing work begins in the next couple weeks from south of Route 100 to the Meramec River. Daily lane closures during non-peak hours (could be day or night) will be necessary.
MoDOT requests that residents pay attention to flagging operations and work zone signs.