Kehrs Mill Traffic to be Temporarily Reduced to One Lane In Chesterfield
October 8, 2013
Ongoing improvements to Kehrs Mill Road, south of Wild Horse Creek Road in the Chesterfield Valley, will temporarily inconvenience drivers, effective tomorrow (October 9, 2013) at noon.
For the next two months, both directions of Kehrs Mill Road traffic will – initially - have to share a single lane of pavement between Jeffrey’s Crossing Lane and Courtyard Mill Lane. Later, the same, single-lane/dual directional configuration will be in effect between Courtyard Mill Lane north to a few hundred feet south of Wild Horse Creek Road.
Temporary electric signals will control movement of vehicles, so that northbound and southbound drivers are never simultaneously on the single lane of pavement.
Officials concede, however, that motorists will be adversely affected by the restriction.
“It’ll add to drive times, without question” explained Dave Wrone, public information manager for St. Louis County’s Departments of Highways and Traffic and Public Works. “We regret the inconvenience, but there’s no other way to proceed with the improvements to Kehrs Mill Road. Without this restriction, our contractor wouldn’t have enough room to work.”
Gershenson Construction is currently carving back a sight-blocking hill, building a retaining wall and building a new lane of traffic on Kehrs Mill, south of Wild Horse Creek Road. When complete, the work will substantially improve drivers’ vision on the (presently) narrow, hilly and curvy road. Undertaken at the request of the City of Chesterfield, the project is an extension of St. Louis County’s recently completed, $8.3 million realignment of Kehrs Mill, Long and Wild Horse Creek roads.
Approximately 8,800 drivers use Kehrs Mill, south of Wild Horse Creek Road, on a typical week day.
For an overview of the area, please refer to page 20, quadrant HH-19, in Wunnenberg’s Streets Guide.