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KAELA'S CURVE This is the curve where Kaela tragically lost her life in the fall of 2010. We are a group of Kaels's family and friends who are partnering with state and local agencies to be change advocates and see that our tragedy never happens to anyone else due to poor road conditions.
2013 KMA Foundation & OneCurveAtATime Event Recap
1) For the third year in a row (2011, 2012, 2013), the KMA Foundation was happy to award a like minded KMA scholarship at Eureka High School.
2) The KMA foundation Kickball Tournament went from a one day event in 2011 & 2012 to a two day event in 2013. The competitive kickball tournament was held on Saturday August 24th, and a family friendly event was held on August 25th. We thank the many who played in the Event and a big thanks to MoDot for bringing there families and playing as well.
3) With the help of many OneCurveAtATime volunteers, MoDot, East-West Gateway and the Missouri Commissioners overseeing MoDot; the Highway FF Improvements made it in the final approved TIP document to be completed in 2014. See Hwy FF Update 08/06/2013 below for more about this...
4) As of December 18 2013 all land rights on highway FF have been acquired and improvement plans are in the finial stage before going out to bid.
5) OneCurveAtATime and St. Clair High School worked together to raise safety awareness by working on a 4' x 10' banner that approximately 170 students at St. Clair High school signed in Commitment to Drive Safely. This banner hangs in one of the main hallways that reminds students of there commitment and brings awareness to others as well. St. Clair Key Club joined in this awareness as well as Farmers and Merchants Bank helping with the cost. Firehouse Printing in St. Clair not only helped design and print the banner but also discounted the banner to half the price as well.
6) OneCurveAtATime has joined and took part in creating the logo of the Safety First Coalition. This is a local Jefferson County group made up of committed state, local, public and private organizations. This organization is one of its first of its kind and hopes are that its success will spread across the state of Missouri.
Hwy FF Update 08/06/2013
Summer may almost be over, but progress is being made to make significant road improvements to Hwy FF. The Missouri Department of Transportation is now in the final design process to develop the comprehensive changes needed to both correct some of the curves along Hwy. FF and to add shoulders along the entire length of the roadway.
Beginning in late spring, MoDoT started to obtain land appraisals for the right of way process that is required to make the curve corrections near Tall Oaks Drive and at another curve west of that area near Wilderness Trails. According to Judy Wagner, P.E., MoDoT Area Engineer for Franklin and Jefferson counties, the state is also working with utility companies to plan the relocation work that is required for the project.
"We increased the scope of the original project to add guardrails in some locations and we wanted to be sure to correct the curves correctly, so we had to acquire right of way," explains Wagner. "Therefore, it took us a little longer for us to prepare for the letting of bids. We anticipate the bid process for the actual drainage and highway changes on Hwy FF to be open in February 2014 and that the project will be completed by the end of 2014, as originally anticipated," says Wagner.
One Curve at at Time is pleased that work continues to move forward. If you’ve travelled along Hwy FF over the past several months, you’ve seen the initial road improvements -- from large chevron arrows near the two dangerous curves to new, larger, and more reflective highway signage. Visibility also was improved, with MoDoT trimming trees and clearing debris along the entire 4.55-mile stretch of Hwy FF.
Shawn Archambault remains vigilant in advocating for change. He is a consistent presence at regional and state transportation meetings. If you’d like to join him, just let him know.
Link to East-West Gateway approved FY 2012-2013 TIP document
3rd ANNUAL KMA Kickball Fundraiser, August 24 & 25, 2013
The Kaela Marie Archambault (KMA) Foundation is again sponsoring a regional kickball fundraiser
on August 24 & 25 in Lions Park in Eureka, MO.
Saturday, Aug. 24: Adults 14 & Up Tournament
Sunday, Aug. 25: Family Friendly 5 & Up Tournament
All proceeds go toward the KMA Memorial Scholarship Fund & One Curve At A Time
COST: $135 per team (10 players on field). Register at KMAFoundation.org/kickballsignup.aspx
Hwy FF CLEAN UP DAY
Stay tuned for the next Hwy FF clean-up day. These days are mandated by the state’s highway memorial signage program and are a great way to give back to the community while honoring the memories of those lost along Hwy. FF. With a group of 20 people, we have completed the entire stretch from Wilderness Trails to Hwy 109 in less than 2 hours! Contact us if you'd like to get involved.
Welcome to One Curve at a Time, we need your help!
One Curve At A Time is a community group of concerned citizens that has come together to insist on proactively changing and/or straightening the dangerous curves on Hwy FF/F in Northwest Jefferson County, Missouri. We are committed to...
improving the engineering of these hazardous highways
supporting law enforcement of these hazardous highways
building awareness of these hazardous highways
We will start by honoring those who have gone before us (Kaela Marie Archambault, Karen Turnbo, and others). They have inspired us to begin at FF/Tall Oaks in Northwest Jefferson County, Missouri.
If you would like to help, please consider any or all of the following...
- Sign our petition
- Report an issue to the Jefferson County Sherrif
- Make a tax deductable donation to OneCurveAtATime via The KMA Foundation
- Join Our Mailing List
- Contact us