Public invited to discuss downtown Columbia sidewalk construction projects

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | 4:51 p.m. CST; updated 11:59 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

COLUMBIA — The city is inviting the public to discuss how impending downtown sidewalk construction projects should be implemented.

The Public Works Department will host an open house meeting Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Daniel Boone City Building in room 1A. 


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The six design concepts for the Community Development Block Grant sidewalk projects will be presented and discussed at the meeting. Three of the projects will be completed in 2013 and the three others will be completed the following year.

City engineers will be available for questions from the public.

The projects scheduled to be completed in 2013 are:

  • The Sixth Street alley on the east entrance between Broadway and Walnut Street. It will cost $23,000.
  • The Seventh Street and Locust Street crosswalk on the south side of the intersection. It will cost $32,500.
  • The Seventh Street east sidewalk spanning south to the alley from Broadway. It will cost $60,400.

The projects to be completed in 2014 will be:

  • The Sixth Street and Cherry Street crosswalk on the west side of the intersection. It will cost $26,600.
  • The Locust Street north sidewalk from Eighth Street to Ninth Street. It will cost $55,700. 
  • The Seventh Street and Elm Street crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. It will cost $27,400. 

In total, the projects will cost $225,600. 

Supervising editor is Scott Swafford.

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