The city of St. Clair is waiting on one final approval from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for the Bardot Street Project.
According to City Administrator Travis Dierker, the city is waiting on the left turn signal approval on Neff Road from MoDOT.
Since the left turn signal connects to Highway 30, which is operated by the state, the city has to get its approval, Dierker said.
“The applications and everything have been filed. We’re just waiting on their review and final approval,” Dierker said.
He added that he does not know when the city will receive approval.
During Monday’s board of aldermen meeting, Aldermen Greg Talleur asked about when the left-turn lane will be approved.
“As of now there is no time line from MoDOT we can get on that,” Public Works Director Jason Ivie said.
“We’re going to start talking and pushing to get that moving.”
The Bardot Street Project began in mid-July.
The project consisted of widening the street to make way for a center turn lane that will extend from Highway 30 south through the Edgar Murray Elementary entrance, as well as 6- to 8-foot-wide sidewalks and street lighting.
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.