There will be sidewalk and parking lane closures in Columbia from this Thursday through July 15, in preparation for the Center for Missouri Studies opening later this summer. The city of Columbia announced the closures in a Wednesday news release.

The Center for Missouri Studies is scheduled to open Aug. 10.

The east side parking lane and sidewalk on Sixth Street between Locust Street and Elm Street will be closed from Thursday to May 16 to construct new sidewalks, curbs and gutters. There will also be reduced lanes for two-way traffic .

From May 15 to May 29, the south parking lane and sidewalk on Locust Street between Sixth and Seventh streets is scheduled to be closed for construction of new sidewalks, curbs and gutters as well as a drive approach.  Closures scheduled between May 20 to July 15 of traffic and parking lanes on Seventh Street between Locust and Elm streets and the sidewalk on the west side of Seventh Street are pending approval from the Columbia City Council.

The road and sidewalk on Elm Street between Sixth and Seventh streets is already closed and will remain so through June 4.

The schedule depends on weather conditions, the release warned. More information about the project is available on the University of Missouri’s Campus Construction Project website.

Supervising editor is Daphne Psaledakis.

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