By Megan Gearhart
The contract for engineering work on the $1.2 million renovation of Mennemeyer Road has been awarded to Cochran Engineering for $76,895.
During their regular meeting Nov. 20, Troy aldermen voted 4-1 in favor of awarding the work to the Wentzville-based company after reviewing qualifications of nine different companies, Mayor Mark Cross said.
The project, which involves resurfacing a large section of Mennemeyer Road, is expected to spur economic development in the mainly-industrial area of Troy. It is being partially financed by Community Development Block Grant funds awarded to the city last spring in the amount of $800,000. Cross said the city’s share of the project’s costs would amount to approximately $400,000.
The road work would begin at the intersection of Highway 47 and extend about 3,800 feet southward near the entrance of Witte Brothers Trucking.
Curbs and guttering will also be added along the stretch of road being paved.
Cross said he expects design on the project to take several months, with construction work to be awarded sometime in the spring.