The last part of Bardot Street project is still in the works and Public Works Director Jason Ivie provided an update during Monday’s city meeting.
Ivie said he met with Missouri Department of Transportation officials Monday morning where they gave him and his staff direction on the left turn signal plans for Bardot Street and Neff Road.
“The signals will not operate fulltime and the left turns on the side streets will be permissive left turns, which means you will have a flashing yellow arrow,” Ivie said.
He added that he is not sure how long the signal portion of the Bardot Street project will take, but hopefully within the next couple of months the signals will be operating.
The left turn signals are the final pieces of the project.
The Bardot Street project began in mid-July.
The project features a wider Bardot Street with a center turn lane that extends from Highway 30 south through the Edgar Murray Elementary entrance, as well as 6- to 8-foot-wide sidewalks and street lighting. The project also extended onto Neff Road.
In June, the city hired West Contracting to do the work in the amount of $650,104. In May, the city was approved to receive $400,000 in federal funds from East-West Gateway that will help pay for the project.
East-West Gateway is the metropolitan planning organization for the St. Louis region, which includes Franklin County.
The city and the St. Clair R-XIII School District have entered into a cost-sharing agreement where they will split the remaining $150,000 balance.