FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A collection of roadway and intersection improvements along East Battlefield Road between Luster and Lone Pine avenues is currently available for contractor bid through 10:30 a.m. on May 2. For full bid instructions, contractors are encouraged to view the Notice to Contractors.
The Battlefield Corridor Improvement Project will combine a number of necessary roadway improvements and repairs into one project in an effort to reduce costs, coordinate traffic control and minimize impacts to traffic and area businesses.
The bundle of improvements along the corridor will include:
- Intersection improvements at Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Avenue – including additional turn lanes, capacity improvements and infrastructure improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- New trail connection from Galloway Creek Greenway Trail – including a 10-foot-wide multi-use path from the Galloway Creek Greenway to a new 5-foot sidewalk that will run north along Lone Pine Avenue to the intersection at Battlefield. The path will connect with the greenway between the City’s Lone Pine Recycling Center and the Half-a-Hill Shopping Center.
- Intersection improvements at Battlefield and Luster – including signal upgrades and pedestrian improvements in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Concrete pavement panel replacement – including the removal and replacement of individual sections of concrete pavement that is in poor condition along Battlefield Road between Lone Pine and Luster avenues.
“Public Works was originally approaching each of these improvements as separate projects led by different divisions of Public Works,” explains Project Manager Nicholas Edelman. “By coordinating and bundling each element into one project, we hope to deliver a better project, at a lower cost and fewer impacts to the public.”
The Battlefield Corridor Improvement project will be funded through a combination of sources including the ¼-cent Capital Improvement and 1/8-cent Transportation sales taxes. The project is expected to take approximately five months with construction anticipated to begin in late summer or fall of this year (contractor schedule dependent).
Bid documents and plans can be obtained at Engineering Reprographics (1600 E. St. Louis Street) or online at erdigital.com. The City will host an optional pre-bid conference and site investigation for interested contractors at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 18 at the Busch Municipal Building (840 N. Boonville Avenue).
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