Route W in St. Charles County to close July 12


The city of Ballwin will begin work on replacing a bridge over Fishpot Creek. A part of Ries Road is closed as of May 23 due to the construction. The road will be closed until about early September.

Ballwin City Administrator Eric Hanson told the Board of Aldermen at its May 14 meeting that Ramsey Lane will be closed for a bridge replacement project when construction has reached the point where Ries can be reopened.

Ries Road and Ramsey Lane will not be closed at the same time.

The Ries closure will extend from the bridge itself to the Ramsey-Ries intersection, except for local traffic.

Detour signs for through traffic will direct motorists to Sulphur Spring Road, New Ballwin Road and Ramsey Road.

Temporary stop signs will be placed at the Ramsey-Ballwin Commons Drive intersection during the closure. Also, no left turns will be permitted onto Manchester Road by northbound vehicles on Ramsey.

The contractor for the bridge work is KCI Construction is the contractor. The project is 80 percent funded by the Federal Highway Administration.

A letter has been sent to residents in the affected area with a map showing the closure area and detours.

Anyone with questions should contact Gary Kramer, Ballwin’s city engineer and director of its public works department, at (636) 227-2185 or by email at

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