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, Missouri 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.
Great firm to work with and they deliver on-time and on-budget.Brad Temme