Barkwood Trails Reconstruction and Safety Improvements: Jungermann Road to Maple Tree Drive

Barkwood Trails Drive Reconstruction and Safety Improvements Project Area Map

Project Goals

  • Safe neighborhood road for drivers, residents and pedestrians
  • Maintain residential character of the neighborhood
  • Rebuild road with traffic calming features to improve safety for all users (vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists) and reduce traffic congestion
  • Provide smoother pavement designed to accommodate today’s traffic volumes

Project Highlights

  • The Barkwood Trails Reconstruction and Safety Improvements project will rebuild a 0.7-mile stretch of Barkwood Trails Drive from Jungermann Road to Maple Tree Drive. This road was built in the 1970s and '80s and was not designed to serve the traffic volume it carries today.
  • New pavement and traffic calming features will improve travel and safety on this busy road. The project will add pedestrian refuge islands, pavement markings that narrow the road, and other strategies to slow traffic. Unwarranted all-way stop intersections will be eliminated. Parking areas will be marked.
  • Sidewalks will be reconstructed, widened, and improved to meet current ADA accessibility standards.

Traffic Calming & Costs

  • This $2.2 million project is eligible to receive 80% federal funding as proposed with traffic calming features that also take away unnecessary four-way stops. Local taxpayers would pay under $450,000. The St. Charles County Road Board would contribute about $388,000 (16%). The City of St. Peters would pay $88,000 (4%). Federal funds would come from the Surface Transportation Program (STP) as administered through the East-West Gateway Council of Governments and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).
  • Without traffic calming features in this plan, we wouldn’t be eligible for federal funding and couldn’t afford to rebuild the road. We could only afford patchwork repairs as part of a band-aid measure.
  • Traffic calming uses physical features to change a road in a way that slows driving speeds with the intent to improve safety for all people who use the road—pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers. When design plans are complete, we’ll have more details about what types of traffic calming features may be used on the road.

November 2023 Update

  • H.R. Green has begun working on design plans for this project.  This preliminary work includes surveying and locating utilities in the project area. Residents may see surveyors work and utility locate marks through the project area.
  • Project design options will be announced when they're available.  Concepts are expected to be complete by the end of the 2023 calendar year. City of St. Peters staff will seek feedback from homeowners before choosing a design concept.
  • Completion of design and right-of-way acquisition are expected in 2024, with construction to follow.