Public Projects and Programs

Summer 2023 Street Improvement Projects and Asphalt Overlay Projects 

It's a busy summer for public works projects in U City.  This summer, more than $2.2M in repairs will be made to your streets.


As a part of Community Development Block Grant funding, there will be approximately $200,000 of street improvements made to portions of Westgate Ave., Canton Ave, Coolidge Dr. and Varney Ave

Canton Ave Phase I is nearly complete. Learn more about the project below. The City is also in the final design phase of Canton Ave Phase II, which will focus on Canton Ave between Hanley Rd and Pennsylvania Ave. Phase II is expected to be completed this summer. 

There will be more than $2M invested in the Asphalt Overlay Program, which focuses on milling and overlaying the streets. Residents should expect a much smoother ride on the following areas of town – a large portion of Canton Ave., areas of the Northwest Corner of town, a large portion of east/central portion of town between Delmar and Vernon, and South area of town on Kingsbury, Lindell and University Blvd. 

You can view the map below or download a copy here to see the full listing of street repairs.  
Questions? Call 314.505.8560 

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Canton Ave Phase I Improvement Project


The Canton Ave. Phase I Improvement Project is a road improvement project that is federally funded through the Surface Transportation Program (STP-S). The City of University City has contracted with Ranieri Construction to carry out this project. The project includes construction of new sidewalks along Canton Avenue where there is no sidewalk; removal and replacement of the sidewalks; driveway approaches, curb and gutter replacement; curb ramps-ADA compliance and road resurfacing. 

The project runs along Canton Avenue in-between Hanley Road and North and South Road, approximately 2100 linear feet. 

The improvements include improved pavement markings, shared use bicycle markings and improved signage. This portion of Canton Avenue is frequently used by pedestrians. Enhanced sidewalks in this corridor will provide residents and visitors better access to parks, businesses, Metro Bus routes and provide a safe path for students. The project should be completed by mid-September 2023. 

If you have any questions about this project, contact the Public Works Department at (314) 505-8560.

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to improve the roadway and sidewalk in your neighborhood.