COLUMBIA — The replacement of two colored-glass panels for the Sky Algorithm artwork at the parking garage on Fifth and Walnut streets will reduce Fifth Street to one-way, southbound traffic for part of this week.
Part of Walnut Street will also be closed this week for repairs.
Fifth Street closure
The construction at the garage will start Tuesday, weather permitting, and the roadway and sidewalk traffic will be open again Wednesday, according to a press release from the Public Works Department.
The panels are a part of the Percent for Art project by artist Stuart Keeler that was installed in May 2011. The colors of the 30 panels are based on photos of the sky from the 2010 summer solstice.
The budget for the project was $140,000, Connie Kacprowicz, interim manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a previous Missourian article.
Jill Stedem, public information specialist at the Public Works Department, said the replacement will not have any additional costs to the city because the two colored panels were not installed to begin with.
"When (the panels) arrived here, there were two that were broken, so we had to have those redone," Stedem said.
Stedem said that for the past year, two clear glass panels have held the colored ones' places in the artwork.
Walnut Street closure
The westbound side of Walnut Street will be closed between Fourth Street and Providence Road for repairs starting Tuesday. Crews started work Tuesday morning.
The road should be fully reopened Friday, according to a release from the Public Works Department.