Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione snipped through a piece of red and silver Christmas garland today instead of the traditional ribbon to open the long-awaited Schroeder Creek Boulevard Extension.
This Christmas present to the citizens of Wentzville connects West Pearce from just west of Campus Drive to Wentzville Parkway at the location of another city project, the new city hall that is currently under construction. The route passes behind the Wentzville School District Administration building and Wentzville Middle School, and alongside the Heartland Park Lake.
Roundabouts connect the new roadway to Holt High School and to William Dierberg Boulevard at Heartland Park.
The $5 million road project went out for bids in December of 2015 and was awarded to Karrenbrock Construction. The St. Charles County Road Board paid for 70 percent of that amount, with the city providing the balance.
Guccione said that the new roadway was an asset to the city, providing quicker access for emergency services. He also pointed out the new walking trail that connected to Heartland Park.
Public Works Director Susan Spiegel said that the connection of Schroeder Creek at Holt could mean a “vast improvement in the school’s morning and afternoon operations.”
Spiegel thanked the families who donated right-of-way, the construction team, school district officials, city staff and elected officials.
“This is truly a team effort. We’re really excited to deliver it to the city,” she said.