NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – ON LOCATION AND DESIGN OF THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE SOUTHWEST AND COLUMBIA BRIDGES OVER UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

ON LOCATION AND DESIGN OF THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF THE SOUTHWEST AND COLUMBIA BRIDGES OVER UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD

Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that an open house public hearing will be held at the St. Louis Activity Center, 5602 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO 63139 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time.  Handicap access is available.  All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning their views on the location and design of the Replacement of the Southwest and Columbia Bridges over UPRR with reference to the economic and social effects of such location and design, its impact of the environment and its consistency with the goals and objectives of the community.  The presently contemplated improvement is as follows:

The existing Southwest Ave and Columbia Ave bridges over Union Pacific Railroad, located between Marconi and Kingshighway, will be demolished and replaced with a single bridge. Columbia Ave will be re-routed to intersect with Southwest Ave east of the new bridge.

Maps, plats, environmental documentation, and other detail information prepared by the City of St. Louis and their consultant will be available for public inspection and copying at the office of the City of St. Louis, Board of Public Service, Room 301 City Hall.  Written statements and exhibits as well as oral statements will be received at the hearing.  Written statements and exhibits will be made a part of the public hearing transcript if received within ten days after the date of the hearing.

Tentative schedules for right of way acquisition and construction will be discussed at the hearing.

If you are disabled and require special services at the public hearing, please notify the City of St. Louis Office of the Disabled by August 3, 2018 at (314) 622-3686 so that arrangements for those services can be made.

Relocation advisory assistance will be available for all persons displaced as a result of this improvement.  Information on relocation assistance programs will be provided, if applicable.

For information prior to the hearing, please contact (314) 589-6616.

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

BY      Kevin Trapp, P.E.

Asst. Chief of Design

Board of Public Service