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) Construction update: Missouri River Levels have been above normal and may cause a delay in completion. REAL ESTATE- Action Items L-455 Levee Raise (Contract #2b) Omnium easement in progress UPRR Consent Letter- sent to UPRR for signature Sponsor Real Estate Certification – UPRR dependent. L-455 Closure Gap (Contract #2c) Relocation Agreement with UPRR for closure structure Modification/Relocation Whitehead of sanitary sewer force main maybe required. R471-460 Improvements Borrow area identification USACE to perform soil testing. Fee acquisition for mitigation offset maybe required. Berms around Herzog (USACE coordinating with Herzog) USACE drill crew to sample at Herzog Title work and easements for relocated utilities (water, power, gas, telephone, communication) Need to confirm what entity will relocate each utility (COE, NFS, or utility co.) Need to include Williams petroleum pipeline at north end of project (Sta. 53+37) Wathena Wastewater Treatment Lagoons Plan is to fill in ditch on south side of lagoons and install pipe with underseepage berm installation. OVERALL DESIGN L-455 Levee Raise (Contract #2b) Award schedule to be provided after Consent Agreement with UPRR finalized (12 month construction contract) L-455 Closure Gap (Contract #2c) 95% Design Submittal 7/2018 Working through sanitary force main reinforcement options Award anticipated 9/2019 (12 month construction contract) R-471-460 N. Hwy 36 (Contract #3 or #4) 95% Design Submittal in review Award anticipated Spring 2019 (18 month construction contract) Schedule for design and award are currently being updated to account for survey and wetland design impacts. There is potential to combine contracts #3 & #4. R-471-460 S. Hwy 36 (Contract #3 or 4) 95% Design Submittal Summer 2018 Schedule for design and award are currently being updated to account for survey and wetland design impacts. There is potential to combine contracts #3 & #4. Award anticipated 8/2019 (18 month construction contract) Wetland design for USACE owned borrow areas  

Last Update: Tuesday July 31, 2018