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: Design

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
   SSJ Levee District L-455

Project Funding Amount: $2,753,351.00

   The Corp design team is focusing on finalizing the package for the Gatewell portion that will be built with L-455. Once all that has been finalized, they will continue with addressing the railroad comments and re-evaluating the areas impacting the railroad The steel for the gate on phase 1 right bank Gatewell structure is scheduled to be delivered the week of the 31st. The manufacturer has to replace a seal that failed just prior to the initially scheduled shipment date. The seal fits between the gate and the structure and is of significant size for an 84" diameter gate. The contractor has constructed the ring levee with a gap remaining for drainage until the structure can be started. Riprap is starting to be placed on the backside of the ring levee. The temporary emergency pumps were tested.  

Last Update: Thursday July 27, 2017