Topping Road Improvements

March 2021 Lane Restrictions

Beginning the week of March 1st, Topping Road will be subject to periodic daytime lane restrictions for work associated with the relocation of the water main for the Topping Road Improvements. This work is anticipated to last 4 weeks. Flagmen will be present to control single lane traffic during the daytime hours while the restrictions are in place. All traffic lanes will be reopened utilizing temporary pavement, utility plates and traffic control devices during off hours and over the weekend. Inquiries regarding the closure can be directed to the Planning & Public Works Department at (314) 587-2820.
The Topping Road Corridor is a well-traveled north/south roadway in Town and Country, carrying traffic from several residential subdivisions between Clayton Road and Manchester Road. In its present configuration the roadway is two 11 foot lanes. While utilizing the existing pavement platform for replacement we look to add a multi-use pedestrian facility similar to the Clayton Road trail. The pavement is in poor shape and failing in many areas due to poor subsurface conditions and the effects of wear and tear over time.

The first Phase of improvements is slated for the road between Clayton and Kent Manor with design work to begin in 2019. The second Phase will encompass the road between Kent Manor and Pingry. Town and Country has received grant approval for Phase I from the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and is submitting for federal funding on Phase II. The City looks forward to completing these infrastructure improvements which will enhance the community by providing amenities and access to its residents.
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September 2012, Ordinance 3695 authorizes Topping Road Programming study
February 2013, Board approved Resolution R03-2013 authorizing first grant application
January 2015, Board approved Resolution R03-2015 authorizing second grant application for Phase 1
February 2016, Board approved Resolution R03-2016 authorizing third grant application for Phase 1
February 2017, Board approved Resolution R02-2017 authorizing grant application for Phase 1
September 2017, the grant was approved by East-West Gateway Council of Governments
March 2018, Board adopts Ordinance 4176 approving program grant agreement with Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission
May 2018, Topping Road Task Force appointed by Mayor Dalton with approval of the Board
September 2018, Task Force interviewed engineering companies
May 29, 2019, Topping Road Task Force presented with trail design options east/west configuration or mid-block crossings. The Task Force determines design recommendation on the west side configuration due to utilities and right-of way.
Open House for residents held on June 18, 2019
Resident input was to reduce width of sidewalk from 8' asphalt to 5' concrete
June 2019, City requests amendment to Agreement with East-West Gateway Council of Governments
August 2019, Board approved Resolution R15-2019 to withdraw Phase 2 grant funding and proceed with 5' sidewalk Phase 1
June 2020, City received authority from MoDOT for easement acquistion
January 2021, City requests Right-of-Way Clearance Certification from MoDOT
November 2018, Board adopted Ordinance 4242 to contract with H.R. Green for $225,887 to provide engineering design following proposal review by Task Force
October 2019, Board approved Supplemental Agreement #1 with H.R. Green for design change of scope for pavement Phase 2 and trail change to Phase 1
November 2020, Board authorizes easement acquisition and landscaping plans for total cost $54,280 ($120,000 was budgeted) at 50/50 match
December 2020, proposed budget for fiscal year 2021 includes $1,589,500 to be reimbursed at 50%. $845,00 Road Fund, $544,500 Parks and Trails Fund, $200,000 Stormwater Fund,
December 2020, Board adopted Ordinance 4407 with Horner and Shifrin to provide construction engineering and materials testing at 50/50 match

Topping Road Task Force Members (final recommendation presented in May 2019)

  • Alderman Tiffany Frautschi, Chairman
  • Adam Baer
  • Holly Ball
  • Carla Borgard
  • Janine Fabick
  • Keith Goding
  • Mark Harter
  • Gordon Reel
  • Andrew Selkirk
  • Lesley Wagner

Staff Liaison

Phase I

Phase I Map

Phase II

Phase II Map