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
   Buchanan County 1/4 Cent County Levee Repair Sales Tax
   CIP Sales Tax
   Elwood Gladden R460
   General Fund
   SSJ Levee District L-455

Project Funding Amount: $8,761,619.75

   CONSTRUCTION L-455 Brown’s Branch Gatewell (Contract #2a Substantial Completion anticipated May 2019) R471-460 Improvements Borrow area identification (N-36) Timeline for USACE to perform soil testing Need to have borrow property location identified by 15-Oct to make 30-Sept 2019 (FY19) award*. Fee acquisition for mitigation offset Berms around Herzog USACE drill crew to sample at Herzog Removal of UPRR tract is a possibility Berm on Herzog may impact their business Title work and easements for relocated utilities (water, power, gas, telephone, communication, petroleum) Need to confirm what entity will relocate each utility (COE, NFS, or utility co.) ` KS didn’t have record of Gas easement MO doesn’t have tract index – hard to search for encumbrances/easements Sta. 53+37 16” Williams Brother’s Pipeline – Riser to be raised. Need to confirm valve locations Sta. 296+00 16” Water – to be relocated up and over levee Sta. 269+00-279+00 OHP service – COE to confirm impact to power poles to be relocated servicing Dawkins Property Sta. 418+15 8” Gas – to be relocated up and over levee Sta. 418+64 Comm line – to be relocated up and over levee Wathena Wastewater Treatment Lagoons Plan is to fill in ditch on south side of lagoons and install pipe with underseepage berm installation. Discussed and sent plan to City Superintendent Tim Smith. Impacts to Shepard’s Landing Construction access is proposed at this location What are limitations due to boat ramp at this location? Elwood will be okay with closing the ramp. Property Acquisition Focus will be South acquisition first for that construction contract L-455 Closure Gap (Contract #2c) Relocation Agreement with UPRR for closure structure- prepare to begin court mandated acquisition if necessary 6 months after L455 Levee Raise contractor’s NTP approximately 4/2019**. COE RE discussed early engagement with UPRR. UPRR RE wants and engineering “okay” before starting relocation agreement. OVERALL DESIGN L-455 Levee Raise (Contract #2b) Apparent low bid $1.7M by MiCon Award 9/2018 L-455 Closure Gap (Contract #2c) Discuss fall protection at levee to wall transition 95% Design Submittal sent to City and Agency Technical review on 8/16 and to UPRR on 8/20 Award anticipated 9/2019** (12 month construction contract) R-471-460 S. Hwy 36 (Contract #3) 95% Design Submittal 10/2018 Award anticipated 5/2019 (18 month construction contract) Wetland design for Federally owned borrow areas R-471-460 N. Hwy 36 (Contract #4) 95% Design Submittal 5/2019 Award anticipated 9/2019* (18 month construction contract)  

Last Update: Tuesday September 25, 2018