This project is four years in the making. The City applied for a grant in March 2016 through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the federal Surface Transportation Program (STP). The project was designed in 2018 and 2019 and an easement was acquired in 2019. Construction is slated for 2020. The City receives 80% reimbursement for each phase of work. Bopp Road is eligible for funding due to its status as an Urban Collector.
The existing curb ramps will be brought up to ADA standards and a pair of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) will be installed at St. Clement School (see example at Pioneer Park). Curbs will be replaced where needed, then the existing asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. If necessary, the underlying base will be repaired prior to final paving.
Project Update and Schedule
The final plans were submitted to MoDOT just before Thanksgiving, as MoDOT provides technical oversight on projects with federal funding. Once we get final approval and authority to advertise from MoDOT, we will put the project out for bids in January/February. Construction is expected to start after Memorial Day.