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The Town Hall Meeting for the Woodson Road Airport Connection/Corridor Project was held on November 24, 2020. Please take a moment to review Mayor Besmer's comments on the process thus far.

We greatly appreciate the input we received from residents, business and stakeholders on the City’s vision for a new, modern “Gateway” corridor on Woodson Road.  We especially thank residents for the comments and communications submitted through the survey process in early December 2020.  Your comments were tallied, and the results posted on the Survey page of the project website.  We included your questions and statements, and the City’s responses to those comments and questions, in the survey section as well.

A Woodson Road/Airport Connection has long been a goal of our community.  It was part of a Town Center vision identified in our Comprehensive Plan adopted on September 8, 2011.  The Woodson Road/ Airport connection study brought life to that vision - finding that a direct connection from Woodson Road to Lambert Airport was not just feasible, it was the preferred alternative.  Many residents’ responses to the Survey recognized how this connection can serve to open up opportunities for growth in our City.  A revitalized Woodson Road corridor will offer new options to pursue much needed diversification of our commercial spaces that will enhance our tax base, and attract investment in housing and business development that will help our City tremendously.

Our City Economic Development revenues are being used to fund the preliminary planning and design for the project, but we intend to pursue outside funding for the bulk of this project in partnership with many local, regional and state sources.  The Airport connection, as well as improvements to Woodson Road from Natural Bridge to St. Charles Rock Road must be part of a bigger vision that can draw in the federal and regional resources needed to connect our communities better with the airport, the highway and transit system(s). 

The benefits of this project do not end at the Woodson Terrace City limit, and this is why we are reaching out to our neighboring jurisdictions to come together in partnership.  We can’t do this alone.  We all support a vibrant airport complex and look forward to working together toward a recovery after the losses we have all suffered in the pandemic shutdown.

I look forward to your continued input to bring this vision forward.  We will keep you updated!




Woodson Terrace, Missouri became a city in 1946 and has grown over the years to be a great place to live, work and shop. Our city has a 17 member Police Department which provides 24-hour protection to our residents and businesses. We also have a full time Public Works Dept. and a full time staff at City Hall to serve residents during normal business hours. We are located just west of St. Louis off I-70 (across from Lambert International Airport).

Our city has been rated as one of the safest areas in Missouri to live. We have two lovely parks, one with a pool, four strip malls, 125 businesses, several major hotels and dining facilities and we are within walking distance to the airport. Woodson Terrace offers several business and residential properties for sale, lease or rent. If you would like additional information about the City of Woodson Terrace, drop me a note.

Mayor Besmer

Lawrence P. “Butch” Besmer
Mayor, City of Woodson Terrace

The City of Woodson Terrace Board of Aldermen meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 P.M. The public is welcome to attend. All meetings are held at City Hall.

4323 Woodson Road
Woodson Terrace, MO 63134
314 427-2600

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