- Boschert Greenway, Phases I and II
Burns & McDonnell developed an award-winning greenway project between New Town Boulevard and Fox Hill Park in St. Charles, Mo., for the Great Rivers Greenway District. At its beginning, the greenway connects with the city trail system at New Town Boulevard and Mueller Road. At the other end, it connects to the city's Fox Hill Park trail system. This trail is predominantly on the Boschert Creek levee and provides a scenic view of New Town St. Charles to the north and a wetland nature conservation area to the south. The Boschert Creek levee is owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Bike lanes were provided on New Town Boulevard, which provides a connection to other trails in the vicinity. The trail crosses the outflow structure of a large detention basin using a low water crossing (structural reinforced concrete), which is also Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible. A pedestrian traffic signal was installed at the intersection of Boschertown Road and Fox Hill Road. The project included paving, earthwork, drainage, permitting, park design, landscape architecture, traffic signal, striping, rest areas and signage.
- Land and boundary surveying
- Public meeting displays
- Cost estimates
- Construction phase services
- As-built plans
This project is the first Great Rivers Greenway project within the City of St. Charles. The Great Rivers Greenway District funded the project, with the City of St. Charles maintaining the trail. The trail design was reviewed and approved by the City of St. Charles, the Great Rivers Greenway District and the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Case Study of a Project
The Boschert Greenway project followed all typical Burns & McDonnell stages of development.
- Plan the work — Complete design rendering with project stakeholders.
- Perform engineering — Develop the overall site plan.
- Build the project — Construction assistance as work progressed.
- Finish the job — Successful project delivered for the client.
- Scenic views
- ACEC Best Small Project Award, 2008
- Native plantings
- Site furnishings: benches, bollards and trash receptacles
- Parking lot
- Signalized intersection at Boschertown Road and Fox Hill Road