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  • City of St. Charles
Construction Cost
  • $6,580,000

The reconstruction of West Clay Street will improve access and traffic flow through the corridor and expand upon improvements on West Clay Street and Droste Road. Complete pavement reconstruction will provide a smooth driving surface for motorists and new sidewalk and a multi-use path will enhance accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. Droste Road will be relocated to consolidate two closely spaced signalized intersections into one intersection, greatly improving traffic flow through the corridor. Relocating the intersection necessitated the demolition of three commercial buildings and five residential buildings, requiring multiple public meetings and other outreach.

As part of the project, utility conduits are being installed to relocate all the existing aerial utility lines underground. Extensive coordination was completed with the respective utility companies to provide a design that met the requirements for their facilities throughout the corridor. Undersized storm sewer systems, which have created drainage issues, will be replaced with new inlets and pipe network. These systems were designed to tie into existing drainage systems with minimal modifications to the downstream stormsewer network. The new system provides trunk lines along both curb lines of West Clay Street to minimize conflicts with several existing underground utilities and the proposed utility conduits being installed as part of the project.

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