In 2009, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWG) completed the first round of Great Streets demonstration projects. The round one projects were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Labadie Road was included in this round.
Labadie Road is located in the unincorporated town of Labadie in Franklin County, Missouri. EWG in collaboration with Franklin County, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), local business owners, and residents completed the Great Streets planning process for Labadie Road. This planning process included stakeholder engagement and feedback, the definition of key problems for the road and community, development and evaluation of alternative concepts for the road, and recommended next steps. The final project report, Labadie – Enhancing Our Place, provides more information about each step of the planning process.