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The City of Sunset Hills hoped for a long time to build better community by connecting subdivisions with a sidewalk network. As far back as July of 2002, a sidewalk Master Plan was developed for the City by Burns & McDonnell. Flash forward to 2014, the City solicited RFP's to area firms for evaluation, selection, and design of sidewalk projects to improve and interconnect the City's sidewalk network.
In August of 2014, the City received submissions from 11 firms for consideration of this work and Oates Associated was interviewed and selected as the successful engineering firm at the September 2014 Public Works Committee and approved at the following Board of Aldermen Meeting.
In October of 2014, the Public Works Committee met with the Oates design team. Oates was assigned the task of working with Director of Public Works Baker to prioritize projects, seek grant funding, and place emphasis on Rott Road, Eddie & Park, East Watson, and Denny Road. A desire was also expressed to look at S. Lindbergh if grant monies were available.
In 2016, the City improved Eddie & Park with the extension of the north sidewalk from Truman School up to Kitun Dog Park.
Also in 2016, the City was awarded a grant administered through MODOT for a sidewalk on the east side of S. Lindbergh in this area. The Public Works Committee recommended Oates & Associates to perform the design.
In 2018, the City installed sidewalk on the south side of East Watson from S. Lindbergh to the end of the sidewalk in Crestwood.
In 2019, the City planned to install sidewalks in cooperation with MODOT on both sides of S. Lindbergh from W. Watson/Eddie & Park to Rott Rd./E. Watson. This project was delayed and later completed in 2020.
This year (2023) the City intends to link up Eddie & Park with sidewalk on the north side from S. Lindbergh to Kitun dog park. This will link side walks all the way from Robyn to Sappington on W. Watson & Eddie & Park.
The City (Fall of 2023) has a set of plans for a sidewalk on Leebur Drive. This was proposed a couple of years ago, but other priorities kept it from moving forward. A survey was sent to residents along this route to gage current interest in moving forward with this project. A copy of those plans can be found here.
2023 Eddie & Park
(Eddie & Park - S. Lindbergh to Kitun dog park)
- 8-10-23- This package was solicited for bidding purposes.
- 8-23-23 - A Pre-bid meeting was held at City Hall at 10am. A copy of the notes taken during this meeting are at:
- 9-1-23 - Bids were be received at 10:00am:
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(Math for bids was verified accurate)
9-26-23 - The Board of Alderman approved the bid submitted by Raineri Construction for this project.
9-28-23 - Contracts were couriered over to Raineri Construction and a Notice of Award was made. A Pre-construction meeting is contemplated for next week.
10-11-23 - A pre-construction meeting with Raineri was held at 10:00am. Raineri hopes to get in before the end of October to take care of the service entrance to the Heimos Greenhouse operation. This is an extremely important access point for that site and Heimos fires up with a lot of deliveries in November, so emphasis to get this entrance in right away is paramount. The plan is to work then for Raineri to work way west toward S. Lindbergh with sidewalk installation. Retaining wall work by the bank will likely yield utility conflicts (primarily gas & communication lines). There will be detours via Sunset Terrace of area traffic involved with this project during work. The last area of work contemplated for this project will be the concrete curb and gutter on the Courtyard side of the road. This will not be a sidewalk, only a curb & gutter to better define that section of road. The schedule for the project will be for the project to wrap up next spring, like late March into April.
10-24-23 - A Notice to Proceed was issued to Raineri Construction for this project.
10-25-23 - This is the planned one-lane detour that will start tomorrow during pavement cutting operations in preparation for this project.
10-26-23 - With the weather forecast, Raineri will hold off on the Heimos read entrance and try for a week from today to perform that entrance replacement. This will be the last opportunity to do this work until next Spring with the Heimos schedule.
10-30-23 - Raineri is removing sections of the retaining wall by Lindbergh to determine & verify suspected remedies to lower the grade in this area to accommodate required sidewalk grade. They are also removing pavement and placing curb forms by the Heimos Greenhouses working their way west. Part of the rear entry apron to Enterprise Bank is being removed for that replacement. The project is fully involved with construction activity.
11-1-23 - Raineri is prepping the rear Heimos delivery entry for pour this week.
11-3-23 - Raineri is pouring the rear Heimos delivery entrance. They are also pouring vertical curb in front of Heimos Greenhouses.
11-6-23 - Raineri has a Vacuum Truck investigating utilities by the bank. They are also excavating and placing rock in sidewalk pavement area in front of Heimos Greenhouses.
11-7-23 - Raineri is still investigating utilities by the bank with a Vacuum truck. They also continue to prep sidewalk area by Heimos.
11-8-23 - Raineri is investigating utilities by the bank and prepping sidewalk by Heimos Greenhouses.
11-9-23 - Raineri is investigating utilities by the bank and prepping sidewalk by Heimos Greenhouses.
11-12-23 - Raineri is pouring the front entrance to Heimos.
11-13-23 - Raineri is taking out the 2nd entrance to the bank and prepping more sidewalk in front of Heimos.
11-14-23 - Raineri is pouring 1/2 the front entrance into Heimos.
11-15-23 - Raineri is prepping more sidewalk areas in front of Heimos and pouring the gutter-line to the 2nd bank entrance.
11-16-23 - Raineri is prepping more of the 2nd entrance to the bank area.
- 3-29-24 - The project should be complete.