KDOT began removing barricades and signage related to the 110th St. closing the morning of Thursday, December 23. This marks the official reopening of the street section and one step closer to the completion of the Riverview Crossroads project. KDOT contractors will still be in the area finishing dirt work and tree limb removal over the next few weeks and lane closures may occur as a result. Details about the project are as follows:
- The project was made possible through a Mid-America Regional Council/Surface Transportation Program federal grant program which approved $3 million in federal funding for the estimated $5.5 million project in late 2018.
- BHC Engineering was selected to perform the design services in January 2019.
- The original project was 110th St. from Riverview, extending south to approximately Speaker Rd. and Riverview east/west of the intersection by about 150 ft.
- The Edwardsville City Council pushed for and approved additional design funding to further expand Riverview east about 1,500 ft. from the center of the intersection.
- Formal project agreements with KDOT were approved by the City Council in August 2019.
- King's Construction was awarded the project through a competitive bidding process administered by KDOT in January 2021 in the amount of $2,874,897 (or about 30% under original budget estimates).
- BHC was selected to provide construction inspection services.
- Construction was scheduled to begin in March 2021, with a substantial completion planned for the end of November.
- Delays related to utility work pushed the actual start of construction to May 2021. Despite the two-month delay in the start, the substantial completion was achieved only 3-weeks past the original deadline.
The City would like to extend their appreciation to the engineers at BHC Engineers, the right-of-way work done by the firm Orrick & Erskine, the work done by King's Construction, and the project management performed by KDOT. A very special thanks to all the Edwardsville residents who were affected by the closure and those who dedicated right-of-way for the project, resulting in overall cost savings.