Construction on the final phase of roadway widening along Republic Road is on schedule with gas and water utility relocations and stormwater infrastructure installation underway ahead of roadway work.
The project involves the widening of Republic Road from three lanes to five lanes between Fairview Avenue and the traffic signal at Chase, including sidewalk and Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades, stormwater improvements and the addition of bike lanes. At the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Republic Road, traffic signals will be upgraded and additional turn lanes will be added. Signal upgrades will also be completed at Republic Road and the driveway at Chase. Construction will extend north on Campbell Avenue, including updates to stormwater and utility infrastructure. The project is designed to provide better integration between Campbell Avenue, Republic Road and James River Freeway.
Construction on the project began in March. General contractor Capital Paving & Excavating has focused on utility relocations and stormwater installation east of the Campbell Avenue and Republic Road intersection. Utility work west of Campbell Avenue began in June and will last approximately 60 days.
Over the next few months, residents can expect to see the construction of curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveway work on Republic Road east of Campbell and a new traffic signal at Chase.
“So far the contractor has kept traffic impacts to a minimum and traffic flow has been maintained in all directions,” explains Project Manager Nicholas Edelman. “We expect to keep lane closures limited to overnight hours so we can keep this busy area moving during the day.”
Nighttime single lane closures began earlier this summer.
The project is expected to be complete in December. The $5.4 million project is funded through the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax, Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds and is also a cost-share with the Missouri Department of Transportation.