Public comments are being sought for local road projects to be funded through federal grants.
Local entities have applied for Surface Transportation Block Grant Program – Suballocated (STP-S) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) projects through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGW).
Five municipalities — New Haven, Pacific, St. Clair, Union and Washington — and Franklin County each are applying for funding. Oak Grove Village also is applying for a grant.
STP-S funds can be used for projects such as pavement preservation, highway expansion, congestion mitigation, safety, environmental mitigation, transit, and pedestrian facilities. CMAQ funds can be used for traffic flow improvement, demand management, shared ride services, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit vehicles/facilities, and operating assistance for new transit service.
Comments are sought through Tuesday, July 24. Comments can be emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to Local Program Application Comments, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, No. 1 S. Memorial Drive, Suite 1600, St. Louis, MO 63102. Mailed comments must be postmarked by July 24.
Comments also are accepted by clicking links at the end of individual projects at www.ewgateway.org/transportation-planning/transportation-improvement-program/local-program-applications-public-comment.
The project applications were due on June 14. There were 106 STP-S applications requesting $122.3 million in federal funds and 23 CMAQ applications requesting $35.4 million in federal funds in Missouri. In Illinois there were 27 STP-S applications requesting $12.9 million in federal funds and 14 CMAQ applications requesting $9.5 million in federal funds.
EWGW staff is evaluating the project applications and will present the evaluated projects to the Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) for funding recommendations in early August.
A summary of comments on projects will be shared with the TPC.
Listed below are the projects applied for by municipalities and Franklin County, as well as a description and cost estimates of the projects:
Maiden Lane — Six-foot sidewalks from Maupin Avenue to Miller Street, total project cost of $325,445 with a local match of $65,089.
Candlewick Lane, phase two — road reconstruction and storm sewer from Denton Road to one-half mile west of Denton Road, total project cost of $1,582,406 with a local match of $316,481.
Denton Road Bridge — replace the bridge and sidewalks over Brush Creek, total project cost of $1,391,494 with a local match of $278,299.
Commercial Avenue — resurfacing, turn lanes, curb and gutter, and storm sewer from Bader Street to the St. Clair City Hall entrance west of Paul Parks Drive, total project cost of $387,634 with a local match of $117,624.
Kitchell Avenue — resurfacing, curb and gutter, and sidewalks from Commercial Avenue to Main Street, total project cost of $429,273 with a local match of $130,258.
South Oak Street — resurfacing from East Springfield Avenue to Porterfield Road; and sidewalks from Springfield Road to Highway 50 with a handicap accessible ramp, total project cost of $759,704 with a local match of $235,608.
Third Street — resurfacing and five-foot sidewalks from Highway 47 to Jefferson Street, total project cost of $917,990 with a local match of $183,598.
Elmont Road — bridge replacement over Little Boone Creek, total project cost of $830,716 with a local match of $166,145.
Oak Grove Village
East Springfield Road — resurfacing and adding shoulders from Highway 185 to the city limits, total project cost of $822,966 with a local match of $317,636.
Signals — signal optimization at various locations along Highways 47, 100 and 50 in Franklin County, and locations in St. Louis and Jefferson counties, total project cost of $986,000 with a local match of $197,200.