Wednesday, October 17, 2012
It's expected to be the last step in the major St. Louis County road project impacting Chesterfield residents.
Baxter Road from Clayton Road to Isle Ridge will go down to one lane for two nights starting Thursday as crews put down the final layer of asphalt for the $5.2 million project. The lane closures will run from 6:30 p.m.-4 a.m. Thursday and Friday, according to St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic Public Information Officer David Wrone. Wrone said it marks "the last major thing before the project is complete." The major overhaul of the nearly 1-mile stretch of Baxter will add a center turning lane, which Wrone said will be vital in helping relieve the traffic backup that can occur in the area. New concrete curbing has been added as well. "It's going to be a much improved road," he said. The road had previously been closed …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Residents gain overlooks to Baxter Road intersection.
The neighborhoods along Baxter Road are strangely quiet now that MoDOT work has closed a section right smack in the middle of Baxter Road, between Clayton and Clarkson Roads. Baxter Road closed Election Day, Tuesday June 5, for removal of a section of road over a creek at Isleview, to enclose the creek in a concrete culvert. And then rebuild the road over that. Estimates are Baxter Road will be closed about four months at that juncture. Country Ridge, a residential street that crosses Baxter at a traffic light, is now open after months of closure. The light is flashing red—stop, look and cross. Baxter Road is now blocked off at that intersection. MoDOT lowered the road (took out a hill?) at Baxter and Country Ridge. Residential property on…
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Evidence remained along Old Clarkson Road.
The location of an uprooted pine tree that caused a blackout Wednesday in a commercial area of Chesterfield was spotted cut up along Old Clarkson Road later. Ameren reported the uprooted pine tree fell on heavy feeder lines, and caused the outage about 11:45 a.m. on Nov 9. Ameren said the primary line was back supplying power an hour later, but some customers said they did not have power until at least 2 p.m. Winds gusted up to at least 25 mph Wednesday. Ameren said they sent workers Wednesay to take the tree off the power lines, and cut it up. Downed pine branches and sawed logs were visible Friday at a spot were an orange traffic cone sat along the road. Wires above had distinct loops on them, that may or may not be indications of repair…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Project for 1,500 feet of road tops $1.5 million.
Chesterfield city staff called for $64,000 additional Monday to complete the Lydia Hill Drive extension that would hook up Baxter Road and Chesterfield Parkway. The job for 1,500 feet of new road was initially bid at $1.5 million, staff said. The extra cost would make it $1,564,000 total, by Patch figuring, or about $1,043 per foot. Officials said the project "hit rock" by way of brief explanation for the request. Chesterfield City Council members okayed the price hike without discussion in a public meeting Monday night. The 3-lane section of road curves through woods to link Lydia Hill Drive and August Hill Drive. Lydia Hill Drive previously ended beside the city's aquatic center. August Hill Drive was a dead-end in a housing sub-division…
Monday, October 3, 2011
A resourceful Patch user squeezes the promise from County contractor.
Baxter Road opens Friday at Edison and Old Chesterfield Airport Road, after being closed for several weeks. The route—often known as the "back way" to Walmart among locals in Chesterfield—crosses little-used railroad tracks and saves drivers from getting on Highway 40/64 going west and the potential for high-speed drama, in a simple trip to shop at Walmart in Chesterfield Valley. There are hundreds of other stores, restaurants, services and Chesterfield's airport as well in that area, beginning where Baxter Road meets Edison and Highway 40/64. A resourceful Patch user—female—who did not want to provide her name, said it took her a dozen or so telephone calls to find the contractor through St. Louis County that was working on Baxter Road. …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Chesterfield is adding 1,500 feet of roadway to link August Hill and Lydia Hill drives.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jean Whitney
Friday, September 30, 2011
One lane is done of a three-lane extension of Lydia Hill Drive that will hook up with August Hill Drive, which then intersects with Baxter Road—not far from the traffic light at Wild Horse Creek and Baxter roads. Chesterfield's city officials already agreed to change the name of the entire stretch to Lydia Hill Drive once it's completed in December. Lydia Hill is the roadway that goes past the city's Aquatic Center in Central Park. It previously ended at the housing and swimming pool. Despite "road closed" signs posted there currently, the one lane of concrete extension is visible from the parking lot of the Aquatic Center. It curves down and around in an "S" shape to link up in a sub-division with homes on either side of August Hill Drive…