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Posted 3/1/2021

Public Review of a Proposed Transportation Project  (download pdf)

Project STP-62006(616), Sponsored by City of Union
Project CMAQ-6200(615), Sponsored by Franklin County
Description: New connection between Highway 47 south at Highway 50 and Highway 47 north at Old County Farm Road. The Project includes a roundabout at the intersection with Highway 47 north and a new bridge across the Bourbeuse River.
Located in Section 26 of T43N, R1W of 5th PM

The City of Union and the Franklin County Commission, as joint partners, are planning a transportation project in the City of Union on Highway 47 over the Bourbeuse River. Preliminary plans are being prepared and construction is expected to begin in 2024.

The Project will provide an alternate route for those traveling north-south on Highway 47. A new alignment with one lane in each direction will be provided from the intersection of Highway 47 and Old County Farm Road crossing the Bourbeuse River with a new bridge north of Highway 50 and connecting to Highway 47 South at the intersection with Highway 50. A roundabout will be constructed in place of the current intersection with Old County Farm Road. A new signalized intersection with additional lanes in the north-south direction will be constructed at the current intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 47 South.

The Project is a step in the County-wide process of improving the north-south Highway 47 corridor from Washington to St. Clair. A traffic study was authorized in 2018 by Franklin County and its Partners to study the Highway 47 Corridor and identify needs for improvements. This Project is in response to the needs identified in that Report.

Federal funding in the amount of $8,255,318 has been committed to the project through two Federal funding programs, with review and oversight by MODOT. The Surface Transportation Program (STP) is contributing funds to the roadway and bridge from Old County Farm Road to Highway 50. The Congestion Mitigation Air Quality program (CMAQ) is contributing funds to the construction of the roundabout at Highway 47 North and the intersection with Old County Farm Road. The City of Union and Franklin County are sharing all costs not covered by Federal Reimbursement. The estimated total project cost is $12.2M.

Written comments must be received by the City of Union prior to April 15, 2021, at the following address:

City of Union, Engineering Department
10 East Locust Street
Union, MO 63084
Attention: Jonathan Zimmerman, City Administrator

Comments may also be submitted via email at engdept@unionmissouri.org. 

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