Fifth Street Streetscape Intersection Aerial 3
Fifth Street Streetscape, Sidewalk, Landscaping and Wall
Fifth Street Streetscape Intersection Aeiral
Fifth Street Sidewalk and Wall
Historic St. Charles Gateway Redone
Fifth Street Gateway Streetscape
St. Charles, MO is a classic American river city that has preserved its historical charm and attracts almost a million visitors each year. With the completion of the Fifth Street Gateway Streetscape Project, visitors are welcomed into town and immediately get a sense of what makes St. Charles such a sought-out destination.
This unique, $10 million (program budget) complete street project designed features around existing facilities to maintain the community’s character, while promoting economic development. Improvements cover a ten-block section of urban roadway and were designed to improve traffic flow and pedestrian activity. Final construction documents included:
- pavement rehabilitation;
- reconstruction and widening;
- ADA-compliant sidewalks;
- curb ramps and crosswalks;
- decorative retaining walls (including the gateway called the “River Wall”);
- storm sewers;
- signals, lighting and signs;
- shared bicycle lanes;
- right-of-way takings from over 50 parcels;
- new 12-inch water main;
- a complex staging plan;
- access management and driveway reconfiguration and
- an extensive add alternate plan.
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) also provided a utility coordinator who oversaw the successful completion of undergrounding the power line and communicating over $1 million worth of utility work. Streetscape and architecture features include decorative street and pedestrian lighting, brick pavers, street trees, planting beds, wayfinding signs, park benches, greenspace and placemaking.
An in-depth public engagement program helped achieve buy-in for the project and allowed resident to weigh in on design decisions. Two open house style meetings proved to be very successful.