The St. Charles County Highway Department will close a section of Femme Osage Creek Road between Cappeln Osage Road and Becker-Joerling Road, weather permitting, on Monday, July 29, 2019, to allow for removal and replacement of a deteriorated culvert. The closure will be located between 597 Femme Osage Creek Road and the entrance to Schiermeier Quarry at 600 Femme Osage Creek Road – just west of the quarry entrance.
MoDOT has identified the Tentative Preferred Alternative for the Route N NEPA Study as the Buckner Road Alternative. The Buckner Road Alternative begins at the intersection of South Point Prairie Road and Jackson Road and uses portions of Buckner Road and existing Route N ending at the interchange of I-64/Route 364. Over 60% of the Buckner Road Alternative utilizes the existing Route N alignment. A map of the Tentative Preferred Alternative can be found on the project’s website (www.routenstudy.com).
Infrastructure is vitally important in a growing and aging county and remains a top priority for St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. A member of the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCOG) Board of Directors, Ehlmann recently voted in favor of several major St. Charles County projects in the EWGCOG Long-Range Plan (LRP), and for the projects to be funded in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). At a board meeting last week, the LRP for the region, called Connected2045, was approved, and the TIP was recommended for public comment prior to final approval.