Winter doesn’t mean the St. Charles County Highway Department slows down on improving roadways in our community. In fact, two major projects are in the works: a multi-use path along Pitman Hill Road near Veterans Tribute Park in Weldon Spring, and the realignment of the Weiss Road and Route N intersection with the addition of a multi-use path in Cottleville. Both will improve traffic flow, safety and make the areas more accessible for walking, running and biking.
Pitman Hill Road Shared Use Path Project
This project includes a half-mile, 10 ft.-wide, multi-use path along the east side of Pitman Hill Road. The path connects to an existing City of St. Peters multi-use path across from Chadwyck Lane and will allow users to head south on Pitman Hill to the entrance of Veterans Tribute Park. Construction includes a crossing near Sammelman Road that connects with the path and two pedestrian bridges that span Baltic Creek. The $1.073 million project is funded by the voter-approved half-cent Transportation Sales Tax, the voter-approved local use tax that supports the St. Charles County Parks Department, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
“Many residents who live in this area walk to Veterans Tribute Park, so it is important to improve pedestrian accessibility and safety,” explains Craig Tajkowski, County Engineer. “Weather permitting, the project will be completed in March 2021, just in time for spring.”
Download Pitman Hill Road Shared Use Path Project construction map (PDF).
Weiss Road at Route N Realignment and Multi-Use Path
With the opening of the Gutermuth and Route 364 interchange, and as Cottleville has more visitors to its downtown area, the Weiss Road at Route N realignment project is necessary to improve traffic flow and safety. The project involves realigning Weiss Road to create a signalized “T” intersection with northbound Route N and improving the roadway cross-slope at the intersection. Additionally, a 0.35-mile multi-use path connecting to the existing Dardenne Greenway will be added along Weiss Road. The path will start south of Lohmar Lane on the east side of Weiss Road, connect to the east side of the greenway north of the Dardenne Creek Bridge, and then cross Route N to connect to the west side of the greenway. The $1.95 million project is expected to be completed in November 2021, and is funded by the county’s voter-approved 1/2-cent Transportation Sales Tax, Great Rivers Greenway, and FHWA.
“These improvements will be extremely beneficial to motorists who use this route in their daily commute, and to residents, businesses and visitors as the downtown Cottleville area continues to increase in popularity,” Tajkowski says.
Download Weiss Road at Route N Realignment and Multi-Use Path construction map (PDF).
For more information and updates on County Highway Department road projects, visit sccmo.org/RoadProjects.