Roadway improvements, bicycle accommodations, and sidewalks are proposed for this project, between Vantage Drive and Highway 265. A mini-roundabout is proposed at the Old Missouri Road as well.
Why is It Important?
Zion Road is an east west connection between Highway 265 and College Avenue, that has seen both residential and commercial development. The section between Old Missouri Road is narrow and curvy, and lacks sidewalks. Improvements to this corridor will allow for additional development, and will provide a safe connection for all users.
What is the Current Status?
City Council approved a construction contract with Tri Star Contractors on July 21, 2020.
Construction began in early November of 2020. Crews are currently working on installing new waterline and sanitary sewer, constructing trail, installing electrical conduit and foundations for the trail lights, building the retaining wall around the pond at the Zion Rd. & Old Missouri Rd. intersection, demolition of existing roadway infrastructure, and earthwork for the new roadway alignment.
Waterline has been installed between Highway 265 to just east of Old Missouri Rd. Sanitary sewer construction is underway near Park Lake Apartments (east of Vantage Dr.), Trail has been installed from Highway 265 and Randal Pl. and trail lighting work is being done in the same area. Demolition of existing infrastructure is taking place on the north side of Zion starting at Randal Pl., working to the west. Earthwork for the new roadway alignment is underway between Vantage Dr. and Cape Dutch Ave.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction should be completed by the end of January 2022.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.