MoDOT holds virtual open house on Lindbergh resurfacing between Big Bend and Barracksview

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An overview from the Missouri Department of Transportation showing the improvements it plans along seven miles of South Lindbergh Boulevard, from Kirkwood to South County Center.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is proposing a revamp of South Lindbergh Boulevard and is holding a virtual public hearing on the plan this week.

MoDOT says it will resurface Lindbergh Boulevard between Big Bend in Kirkwood and Barracksview near the South County Center mall, running through Sunset Hills, Sappington, Concord and Green Park into Oakville. The project is slated to start in spring 2022 and run through late 2023.

The virtual public hearing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. For more information, see the state agency’s website on the project at https://www.modot.org/lind_bvw_bb_vpm. The link to join the open house is also available at that site.

While resurfacing the roads, MoDOT will redo crosswalks and sidewalks along Lindbergh to be compliant with the Americans for Disabilities Act and change some signals. Some areas of sidewalks need to be connected too.

MoDOT said that drivers can expect one lane to be closed around the area of work as it is being completed.

The new sidewalks will be constructed in front of businesses and residences, although with businesses construction crews will only block off half of an entrance if there’s only one so that customers can still enter, MoDOT Southwest Area Engineer Ryan Pearcy said in a video.

“It takes care of two of  our highest priorities today: One is taking care of the system, and one of our highest and No. 2 priorities is updating all the facilities for pedestrians on our routes,” Pearcy said. “The sidewalks that don’t exist to today’s federal standards will be raised to those.”