Town & Country moves forward on final phases of Clayton Road project
By: Molly James
Town & Country received approval from the Missouri Department of Transportation for the continuation of the Clayton Road project, allowing Gershenson Construction and JM Marschuetz Construction to complete phase 2 and phase 3. Both phases are slated for completion by the end of June.
Phase 2 covers the stretch of Clayton Road from Oak Springs Lane to the eastern city limits and at a cost of just over $2 million will include resurfacing and a multiuse pedestrian trail. The third phase includes the portion of Clayton Road from Old Woods Mill to Woods Mill and will install a .25 mile strip of sidewalk. Phase 3 will cost $316,563.
“We are currently bringing the last of the paperwork together and getting things lined out for a mid-February start,” said Craig Wilde, P.E., Town & Country’s director of public works. “The work that is occurring on site currently is related to relocation of utilities which are in conflict or in need of upgrade prior to the start of our work.”
Preliminary work began last November on phase 2 with the replacement of an outdated water main between Oak Springs Lane and Interstate 270. This work is in the process of being completed with the replacement and relocation of sections of water main between Ballas and Bopp roads.
“This combined with the relocation of electrical lines have provided a number of challenges even before the ‘brick and mortar’ work can begin,” Wilde said.
Despite these challenges, Wilde anticipates that the project will gather more momentum soon.
“Now that this work is under way and the contractors have been selected, we can start in earnest on the improvements themselves,” Wilde said.
With work expected to ramp up in the upcoming weeks, residents should use caution when traveling through construction zones.
“We ask you in advance for your patience. Delays and inconvenience are a part of any project of this magnitude,” Wilde said.