Capital Project Tracking and Reporting SystemCity of St. Joseph, Missouri
Missouri River Levee Design/Construction

Project Information

Missouri River Levee Design/Construction

Project Manager: Lee Sommers

Assistant Project Manager: Andy Clements

Current Project Status: On-Going

Project Scope:
   The Missouri River Levee Raise: the requested assistance will provide the federal construction funds to the US Army Corps of Engineers so that together with the local match, which is being provided by the local sponsors, this important project may proceed under a construction listing which will assist with additional funding in the future and allow for construction in the future. Unit R 471-460 is on the right bank of the Missouri River and is 13.8 miles long and averages 14.8 feet high. It protects Elwood and Wathena, Kansas and Rosecrans Memorial Airport and Air National Guard Base for the 139th Airlift Group in Missouri, as well as 10800 acres of farmland. Unit L-455 is located on the left bank of the Missouri River, is 15.6 miles long and averages 13 feet high. The Corps completed the reconnaissance study in May of 1999. In that report, structural measures were determined to be feasible for L-455 and for R 460-471, including raising the existing levees and improvement in seepage control. 

Project Funding:
   AIRPORT Levee District
   CIP Sales Tax
   Elwood Gladden R460
   General Fund
   SSJ Levee District L-455

Project Funding Amount: $6,761,619.75

   The Hill Brothers are currently working on the Gatewell Structure on the Right Bank in Phase 1 of the project. It is projected to meet Substantial Completion by the end of February 2018. On Phase 2a of L-455 the Corp is reviewing submittals from Meyer Contracting Inc. Maple Grove, MN for the Gatewell portion at the Browns Branch outlet. L-455 Phase 2b which is the raise of the major portion of the levee is in internal review. The Corp indicated the project will be awarded in 6/2018 with a 12 month construction contract. L-455 Phase 2c which will consist of the BNSF Railroad closure is at 65% design. The Corp indicated the project will be awarded in 6/2019 with a 12 month construction contract. The remaining of the right bank is anticipated in to be completed in 8/2019.  

Last Update: Friday February 2, 2018