Stan Schultz is pleased to announce that the City of Doniphan has chosen Schultz Surveying & Engineering (SSE) for four of their new area projects. The four will include a sidewalk with access road, a recreational trail, a Safe Routes To School sidewalk, and a box culvert. Schultz said, "Helping the city of Doniphan on these projects is exactly what SSE specializes in. Of course we are very capable of handling the technical and design responsibilities, but our real value is in helping small towns obtain the funding they need to do these types of projects. It’s very satisfying to be able to help the city of Doniphan increase safety and improve their city with projects like these."
The Quick Creek Park
sidewalk and access road consists of approximately 870 linear feet of sidewalk
connecting the parking lot of the Doniphan High School to the parking lot in
Quick Creek Park. There is a 5 foot wide
sidewalk on the school property and a 6 foot wide sidewalk going up alongside
the access road to the City Park. The
sidewalk project is funded by transportation enhancement grant funds provided
through MoDOT. The City is providing
the match required of 20% of the total project cost. The 550 foot access road is being funded
entirely by the City. The Park will
include a ball field, a rain garden, walking trails, and outdoor
The property was donated by
the Doniphan School System to the City of Doniphan in order that the park could
be built. The City and the School have
worked together so that what was developed in the Park would benefit both
entities. The project is currently under
construction and is anticipated to be completed in approximately one month.
The recreational trail is a project funded partially through
a grant from the DNR. The project
consists of approximately 1 mile of walking trails. The trail system will include a half-mile
walking trail, an access route to the ball field from the parking lot, and a
trail around the rain garden within the confines of Quick Creek Park. It will also have an extension outside of the
Park following Quick Creek of approximately1,600 l.f. The trail will be primarily asphalt. This project is currently in the bidding
The Safe Routes To
School (SRTS) sidewalk is funded 100% by grant funds through MoDOT for the
design and construction of sidewalks to the community’s school. The project consists of two main segments
leading to the Doniphan R-1 Elementary School.
These are the most heavily traveled pedestrian routes to the
school. The first segment is along Vine
Street extending from the intersection at Summit Street to the intersection at
Sprigg Street. The existing sidewalk
will be replaced with a 5 foot sidewalk that is ADA compliant.
The second segment is
along Summit Street from the intersection at Maple Street to Elm Street. The new sidewalk will be widened to 5 feet
and hand railing will be installed along a small section to provide fall
protection. The City is currently obtaining easements for this project.
The box culvert project
is to replace an existing bridge (box culvert), which has a width of 18 feet,
with a new box culvert that will be 24 feet wide. This will improve the turning radius for the
school buses which frequently use this bridge to convey students from one
campus to another. Currently, the school
buses have to swing over into the oncoming lane in order to negotiate the
turn. The bridge also has a pedestrian
walkway attached to it. The existing 4 foot
walkway will be replaced by a 5 foot walkway.
There will be several improvements made with the new bridge that will
increase the safety of the pedestrians and the drivers that will use the
This project is currently in the design phase. It is being funded through a cooperative
agreement between the City of Doniphan and Ripley County, utilizing BRO funds
that the County has, with the City providing cash match.
Doniphan’s Mayor Terry Cooper stated, “"Choosing
SSE was easy. Stan and the staff were able to help the city gain the necessary
funding for these projects. Using their knowledge of project funding has proven
to be invaluable in securing necessary funds and without SSE I am unsure the
city would have been able to provide our town with these upgrades."