Improving O’Fallon

Road construction around town


Photo by Josh Montagne

The road construction that has been done on Mexico Rd.

The $2 million project on Mexico Rd., which was started back in 2017, is now complete, and the city is directing its focus to other projects in development.

“I’m involved in another resurfacing and ADA improvement job,” Project Manager Paul Talimonchuk said. “[It] goes from Highway N to Hammond Rd. So almost the full Winghaven Boulevard corridor.”

While the construction may eventually make it easier for residents to get around, it can also be aggravating.

“I hate it; it’s so confusing,” senior Melissa Wood said. “The roundabouts and the lane changes are especially annoying to drive on. There are no clear lines depicted, just like how Mexico Rd. was.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) response involves taking out the street corners and replacing them with ADA-accessible ramps.

“I’ve [also] got a project at North Cool Springs Rd.,” Talimonchuk said. “We had a bridge that was failing that we needed to remove and replace.”

The City of O’Fallon also has projects in the blueprint stage.

“We’ve got one at Weldon Springs Rd. and Crusher [Rd.],” Talimonchuk said. “[We’re] evaluating a four-way stop. We’re [also] evaluating a roundabout in that area.”

Whichever stage of construction the project is in, Talimonchuk says citizens can be sure that the Mexico Rd. project, as well as the other various work being done, will help make O’Fallon a safer place to drive.