WHO: The St. Charles Public Works Department, as part of the City's ongoing investment in its wastewater system infrastructure, recently announced that portions of the Katy Trail will be closed this winter and detoured to North 2nd Street to accommodate construction of a new 24" ductile iron force main.  Project management services for construction of the force main will be provided by Environmental Management Corporation (EMC) of O'Fallon, MO, a subsidiary of American Water Enterprises. The general contractor is X-L Contracting, Inc. of St. Peters. The design engineer for the project is HDR, Inc.

WHAT: The force main will discharge wastewater from the Adams Street Lift Station to the Missouri River Wastewater Treatment Facility.  The contract for the $1.9 million force main project was recently awarded to X-L Contracting, Inc.  Construction-related activities are scheduled to begin the week of January 16, 2012. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2012.

The impacted portion of the Katy Trail lies between Adams and Olive Streets.  Pedestrian and bicycle traffic from the Katy Trail will be detoured to Second Street, with walkers and runners on the sidewalks, and cyclists detoured to the roadway.  The related project detour will be in effect through April 1, 2012.

WHERE: Katy Trail Detour - North 2nd Street (From Adams Street to Olive Street)
WHEN: Week of January 16, 2012 thru April 1, 2012

ALSO: Motorists should use extra caution during this time.  For more information on this project, contact Debra Aylsworth, St. Charles Public Works Director, at (636) 949-3241, or Jim Solari, Program Manager, Environmental Management Corporation, at (314) 578-9010