McKnight Road Improvement Project

Project Description

The City of Richmond Heights and St. Louis County have both secured separate federal grants to perform road improvements on McKnight Road.  Richmond Heights received a grant to install a sidewalk on one side of McKnight Road between Clayton Road and I-64 as well as drainage improvements.  St. Louis County received a grant for asphalt resurfacing between Clayton Road and I-64 and to replace the traffic signal at McKnight Road and Clayton Road.  Both grants have been combined into one project that will be led by the City.

Overall Project Boundary Map
This map identifies the overall project boundary of where these services will be performed.

Project Updates:

November 1, 2021 Update:
Contractor has completed all work and addressed all punch list items.  St. Louis County will now own and maintain the sidewalk that was installed on the project.

July 23, 2021 Update
Work on and around the Clayton Rd traffic signals is wrapping up. The roadway will be milled in the next week or two and asphalt is scheduled to begin August 9. The contractor will pave at night and it will take 3-5 days to complete.

June 14, 2021 Update
Project is currently delayed ~4 weeks for AT&T utility relocations. The signal replacement at Clayton Road and sidewalk at intersection islands should be completed by mid-July.  At the moment, the mill and overlay of McKnight Road is scheduled for mid to late July.

June 3, 2021 Update
The contractor has completed all sidewalk, retaining walls, fence and drainage structures between Godwin Lane and just short of Clayton Road.  We are now waiting on signal equipment at Clayton Road to get delivered and installed.  We are estimating the signal will get completed by mid June.  The contractor will then complete all sidewalk work up to Clayton Road.  We currently anticipate asphalt resurfacing McKnight Road the last week of June if no major weather delays happen before then. 

April 14, 2021
Gershenson has completed the majority of all sidewalk, curb, driveways and drainage improvements from Godwin Lane to Scarsdale.  Backfill and sod should follow in these areas in the next two weeks.  They are currently constructing the retaining wall north of Scarsdale and should be completed in one week.  Sidewalk, curb, driveways and drainage should be completed from Scarsdale to Clayton Road by end of April or early May.  The current schedule shows the roadway asphalt resurfacing taking place in June, but since we are a month ahead of schedule we are attempting to possibly resurface McKnight in late May.  The signal replacement at Clayton Road will take place in late May or June as we are waiting on materials to be delivered.  

February 26, 2021
Gershenson will start construction on Monday, March 1st.  They will begin sawcutting along the west side of McKnight Road where the sidewalk will be installed.  Trees along the route that are in the way of the proposed sidewalk will also start to come down on Monday.  Traffic control and erosion control will be installed this week as well.  The contractor plans to start the sidewalk at Godwin Lane and move north to Clayton Road.  This phase of the project will take approximately 8-10 weeks, weather depending.  Residents on the west side of McKnight will be notified one week in advance of losing access to your driveway once the sidewalk construction has made it to your house.  It is estimated that you will lose access to your driveway for 7-10 days, weather depending, once this happens.

January 20, 2021 Update
The City of Richmond Heights received bids for this project on December 17, 2020. Out of nine bids received, the City accepted the low bid submitted by Gershenson Construction as they are a qualified and reputable contractor that has performed excellent work for Richmond Heights in the past. They will resurface McKnight Road and place a new sidewalk on the west side of the street between Clayton Road and I-64. The traffic signal will also be replaced at McKnight and Clayton Road.

Notice to Proceed will be given out in February/March for a start date in March/April.
Project will take ~5 months to complete, weather permitting.

January 31, 2019 Update:

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January 23, 2019 Update:

TWM has completed the conceptual design and we have met with St. Louis County to review the design.  A public open house meeting has been set for January 31 at the Second Baptist Church at 9030 Clayton Road from 4-7pm.  There will be no specific presentation, but rather a chance for residents to stop by anytime during the meeting to look at the conceptual design plans and make comments to City and County officials as well as the design team.  

November 6, 2018 Update:

TWM has been contracted to perform engineering services for design and construction management.  The survey of existing features and utilities has begun and they will soon put together conceptual design plans.  Once that is completed the City will hold an open house for residents to come view the conceptual design and make any comments before we move onto final design.  The open house will take place sometime in the winter/spring of 2019.  More details to follow at a later date.