A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of the Paul Renaud Blvd. extension will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, at the Liberty High School Athletic Fields Parking Lot, 2275 Sommers Road. The extension will open to traffic immediately following the ceremony.
The project extends Paul Renaud Blvd. to connect to Sommers Road. The City entered into a funding agreement with St. Charles County for the design and construction of this project in January of 2017. This project represents the final section of Paul Renaud Blvd. which is now continuous from Sommers Road to Diehr Road and has been on the City’s and St. Charles County’s thoroughfare plan for many years.
The project included the extension of Paul Renaud Blvd. from Country Trail Drive to Sommers Road, adding approximately 2000 lineal feet of new concrete roadway, sidewalks on both sides, storm sewer improvements, lighting and landscaping. It also included the signalization of the new intersection at Sommers Road.
Bax Engineering Company designed the project and Gershenson Construction Company constructed the project. Construction began in May of this year and was completed on schedule.
The Wentzville School District also played a pivotal role in getting this project done as they assisted in securing the necessary right of way during the construction of Liberty High School and helped work out an alignment for the roadway that works with the Liberty High School campus. A connection to Paul Renaud Blvd. from the south Liberty High School parking lot will benefit motorists and pedestrians attending athletic events at the school, in addition to facilitating more efficient traffic movements during the school’s afternoon dismissal.
“We thank residents, businesses and the Wentzville School District for their patience and support while we completed this important project, which will make the area safer for motorists and pedestrians alike,” said O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy.