Applications for federal funding worth approximately $6 million recently were approved, Wildwood city engineer Ryan Thomas announced at the July 11 city council meeting.
City council members voted to proceed with the following projects:
- $460,000 to replace the Wild Horse Creek Road Bridge over Bates Creek. This reflects applications to the East-West Gateway of Governments, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration for 80 percent funding of the project. The construction is scheduled for 2012.
- $648,000 to replace the Woods Road Bridge over Hamilton Creek. This reflects applications to the same aforementioned entities, also for 80 percent funding of the project. The construction is scheduled for 2015.
- $560,000 to resurface the following roads: Strecker Road, Valley Road and Fox Creek Road. The project reflects the same entities and percentage of federal funding as the other two projects. The construction is scheduled for 2013.
City council member David Geile, Ward 1, asked if Wild Horse Creek Road at the bridge would be widened during the project. Thomas, who also is director of public works for the city, affirmed improved road alignments would be executed in the new projects wherever possible.
Thomas said an application for a fourth project, improvements to Route 109 at Pond-Grover Loop Road, also was approved, and will be on the July 25 city council agenda. This project was approved for $4,505,418 in federal funding to widen Missouri Route 109 between Route 100 and Clayton Road to four lanes, in conjunction with Missouri Department of Transportation's planned roundabout at Pond-Grover Loop Road. The project also includes an extension of Pond-Grover Loop Road to the west, and two pedestrian tunnels under Route 109. The construction is scheduled for 2013.
The projects are being executed under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU).