COLUMBIA — Workers ascended the 320-foot chimney at the MU Power Plant this week to continue repairs to the crumbling structure.
“It’s a long-term project,” said MU Campus Facilities spokeswoman Karlan Seville. “The smokestacks will have a protective coating put over the top of them to keep any concrete from scalding or cracking off or falling.”
The $3.8 million project, scheduled for completion in late 2011, has been under way since March, closing portions of Stewart Road since October.
The two-year project also entails replacing and converting a new biomass boiler, which will mainly use waste wood chips and other renewable energy sources.