Construction Updates

River Wall Photograph

Current Status

  • Fifth Street Gateway Project construction is in full construction mode.
  • On Monday, June 13th lane striping on the Fifth Street project was completed. The grinding and installation of turn arrows, stop bars, and crosswalks will continue for the next couple of weeks along the project corridor. All traffic cones have also been removed from the project.
  • The landscaping contractor began working on the plantings by the Lions Club behind the River Wall, and that work will finish up the week of June 20th.
  • A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 16th to celebrate the substantial completion of the project. Thank you to all that attended, and thanks to everyone involved in the project.
  • All business's will remain open, so access to your local merchants remains unimpeded.
  • Construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2016.
  • As always please show caution when traveling through the construction site as lane restrictions, and temporary closures are ongoing as crews work to get the project complete.

Project Features

  • Pavement Reconstruction from Bass Pro Drive to 400' north of Boone's Lick Road
  • Pavement Widening and Overlay from 400' north of Boone's Lick Road to First Capitol Drive
  • Bi-Directional Left Turn Lane where required through project limits
    Widened Sidewalks on both sides
  • Decorative Street Lighting on both sides from Boone's Lick Road to First Capitol Drive
  • Streetscape Plantings and Trees from Boone's Lick Road to First Capitol Drive
  • River Wall "Gateway" Structure along Fifth Street north of Boone's Lick Road
  • Green Space
  • Decorative Retaining Walls
  • SCAT Bus Drop-Off
  • Removal of Overhead Utilities
  • New Traffic Signal at McDonough Street
  • Pedestrian Safety Improvements following ADA Guidelines
  • Elimination of Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossings
  • Bicycle Accommodations along Sixth Street
  • Intelligent Transportation System Infrastructure with Signal Coordination
The River Wall Gateway will serve as the new entry way into the City of Saint Charles.
An artistic rendering from Boone's Lick Rd to McDonough St and Jackson St to First Capitol Dr.
A streetscape section from McDonough St to Jackson St.