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The City of Sunset Hills Public Works Department, working with Crawford, Murphy, Tilley (CMT) Engineering assembled a bid package and is planning to replace three head walls located on Eddie & Park by Parkholm and Rott Rd. by Laumeier Sculpture Park.

The bid package is posted online and is scheduled for bid at 10:00am, April 4, 2018.  The online address for the bid package can be found at: https://mo-sunsethills.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/4666


Above & Below
RV Wagner
Kozeny Wagner

Headwall Map
  • 5-3-18 - The Board of Aldermen approved the bid submitted by Above & Below toward the issuance of a contract for this work.
  • 5-4-18 - A Notice of Award was sent to Above & Below for this project.  Contracts were prepared.
  • 5-11-18 - The City is in receipt of Payment & Performance bonds for this project.  A date for the Pre-construction meeting to issue a Notice to Proceed is pending.
  • 5-17-18 - Representative with Ameren, the City, Laumeier Park, and CMT Engineers met on-site to discuss utility relocation work.  Ameren will be setting new poles for their overhead lines.  They plan to start late next week with excavation work and other preparation.  Motorists and expect flagmen controlling one-lane access of Rott Rd. in association with this work.
  • 5-22-18 - A Pre-Construction meeting took place at City Hall.  A Notice to Proceed will follow with an intended shutdown of traffic on Rott Rd. on June 4th for at least a month.  Notes taken at this meeting are posted here.
  • 5-23-18 - Ameren reports for tomorrow morning: Ameren crews will be on Rott Rd. Setting poles and transferring wires starting at 08:30. We will be using flaggers and taking one lane.
  • 5-24-18 - Ameren reports for tomorrow morning: Ameren crews will once again be on Rott Rd. Friday 5/25/18 setting poles and taking one lane using flaggers.
  • 5-25-18 - Ameren reported: Ameren Crews will be on Rott Rd. the morning of 5/29/18 with no lane restrictions. We will be planning overtime work at some point during the week to complete our work across Rott Rd. to the building at Sunset Plaza. After that work is complete we will be finished with our portion of the project.
  • 5-29-18 - Ameren's work is close to complete on this project.  They have more lines to relocated on a 4th pole.  
  • 5-30-18 - Representatives from the City, CMT, A&B, and MAW met on-site to cover utility relocation details with the water line.  It was learned that the road closure cannot start until Monday, June 11, 2018.  An alert of this was placed on all pages of the City website with a link to this page for updates.  All entrances to Laumeier Office Park and Laumeier Sculpture Park will remain accessible for the duration of this work.  The Rott Rd. closure is expected to be at least a month.
  • 5-31-18 - Ameren reports:  We will complete our work on Sunday June 10. If Charter is done with their transfers we can pull our poles that same day.
  • 6-11-18  - The shutdown and detour of Rott Rd. for the Headwall Project did not start this morning.  It was held up due to further coordination required with MoDOT.  That coordination was completed and Rott Rd. will be shut down tomorrow morning and the project will commence.
  • 6-12-18 - Rott Rd. is closed.  Above & Below (A&B) is on site and starting construction activity in the work zone.  A&B is hand digging to expose known utilities in the area.  This process is known in the construction trade as "potholing."  They are doing this before commencing with larger scale excavation work involved to replace the retaining walls and storm sewer piping.
  • 6-13-18 - Excavation work continues, storm sewer pipe has arrived on-site, and A&B hopes to transfer a sanitary force main over to a new pipe that will be out of the immediate area of the new head-wall.  A&B hoped to transfer over the sanitary force main to get it away from where the new retaining wall will be located.  MSD Maintenance had difficulty in finding the pump station for that main, so this transfer is planned for tomorrow morning.
  • 6-14-18 - A&B got the north manhole structure dug down to grade.  The force main relocation was completed this morning.  They also plan to set the new north manhole today.  New retaining wall block was received this morning as well as new storm sewer structures for this project.
  • 6-15-18 - A&B is having to remove rock from the bottom of the north structure in order to get the bottom of the new structure down to grade.  There is a steady stream of water coming from above too that required de-watering.  The plan today is to get the north structure set so material and be removed to run new pipe before commencing with old wall removal and placement of new retaining wall. 
  • 6-18-18 - A&B has the north structure set.  They removed rock for this on Friday until about 2pm.  Today the plan to de-water the upstream hole, dig out the pipe crossing below the road and set the new pipe.  The old wall still requires removal.  Rain is predicted in the area from Wednesday through the weekend.  A&B would love to have the new pipe in place before the rains come.
  • 6-19-18 - A&B continues with pipe installation in hopes of beating the forecast rains.  They continue to encounter Rott Pipebedrock with pipe installation.  They are about 1/2 way across the street moving toward the old rock wall as of 8am this morning.
  • 6-20-18 - A&B is on-site performing clean up work.  They might start removing some of the old wall in preparation for the new wall.  They have 2 more sections of pipe to set.
  • 6-21-18 - A&B is removing what's left of the old retaining wall today and starting to excavate for placement of the new retaining wall.  Ameren completed their power relocation work in the area.
  • 6-22-18 - A&B is on-site.  They are de-watering and hope to set the last sections of pipe and excavate to start setting wall sections. A&B was not able to set pipe or wall for the rock that was encountered.  The rains in the afternoon cause the water maiun  in the are to break.


  • 7-27-18 - After a 45 calendar day work schedule, this project should be complete, which includes the replacement of a head-wall on Eddie & Park by Sky Crest.  No road closure of Eddie & Park is expected, only lane closures with flagmen in the area.