The project is being managed by St. Charles County Highway Department with oversight by MoDOT, and is a cooperative effort funded by St. Charles County, MoDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to improve traffic flow and stimulate economic development.
Where: At the intersection of Gutermuth Road with Route 364. The work extends approximately 1,300 feet along Gutermuth Road and 3,900 feet along Route 364.
What: The project includes:
Grading and paving along Gutermuth Road and Route 364 for new interchange ramps
Acceleration and deceleration lanes
Roundabouts at the ramp termini on Gutermuth Road
Retaining walls and sound walls along certain portions of Route 364
Why: The proposed improvements are intended to reduce congestion at the Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Highway K interchanges on Route 364, by providing a new access point within that lengthy 4.4 mile stretch. The roadway will improve travel times, reduce delays, and provide more direct access to the largely residential area of Cottleville and surrounding communities.
When: The anticipated schedule for this project is to complete design by late 2018, acquire necessary easements and right-of-way through the second half of 2018 and begin construction early in 2018.
The interchange project initially is estimated at $9 million with a completion date projected to be late 2019 or early 2020.
Project advertised for bids Sept. 6 with a bid opening Oct. 8. A contractor was jointly approved by County Council Oct. 28 and by Missouri Highway Commission Nov. 6. Awaiting authority to issue Notice to Proceed, anticipated in December to mid-January.