Wilson Avenue Reconstruction Grant
The City of Chesterfield recently received a letter from the Walnut Hill subdivision trustees requesting that the City address the hazardous conditions on Wilson Avenue between Wild Horse Creek Road and the recently-constructed culvert. On October 8, 2020 the Chesterfield Planning and Public Works Committee directed City Staff to pursue a federal grant to help fund the reconstruction of Wilson Avenue in this area. The project would address safety issues such as: sharp curves, narrow lanes, drainage, the intersection with Wild Horse Creek Road, as well as the lack of paved shoulders and bike/pedestrian accommodations.
The Planning and Public Works Committee also directed staff to pursue a connection between Wilson Avenue and Baxter Crossing Lane. This connection was planned when Baxter Crossing Lane was originally built and stubbed for future extension. If constructed, it would allow motorists to bypass the steep Wilson Avenue hill and improve roadway connectivity.
During the conceptual planning phase, City Staff requested input from residents regarding conceptual plans for the project. The Wilson Avenue survey was available for public input from October 27, 2020 to December 1, 2020. Staff will use the results from the survey responses in the project planning and grant application which will be submitted in early 2021. If the City is awarded the grant, additional public input will be solicited prior to the preliminary design. An open house will also be held after the preliminary design is complete. If the project moves forward, it would be several years before construction would begin.
The City’s Traffic Engineering consultant has completed a traffic study to determine the impact that a connection to Baxter Crossing Lane would have on Wilson Avenue traffic and the surrounding intersections. Please click HERE to review the results of the study.
You may also contact the Project Manager for this project with any questions or issues you would like to discuss:
Steve Merk, PE