Central and Pythian Phase 1 Corridor Improvements

CentralPythian project exhibit

Project Objectives:

The project connects Central Street to Pythian Street with a new roundabout at Sherman Avenue. These improvements incorporate a complete street design to provide a system for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians, to encourage all forms of transportation.

Traffic Impacts During Construction:

The City is opening the first part of the Central Pythian Corridor Improvement project with a newly reconfigured roundabout at Central Street and Sherman Avenue. It will be open to traffic beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Eventually, traffic will be completely rerouted from Central Street onto a newly-created Pythian Corridor. As a result of this project, Central Street will no longer serve as a through street.

While the second part of the project (from Hampton to National) is under construction, a detour will be posted to guide eastbound and westbound traffic.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 19, the signal at Pythian Street and National Avenue will be operational. This signal will incorporate a new flashing yellow left-turn arrow. Pythian Street between Hampton Avenue and Florence Avenue will open to traffic as well.

Construction along the corridor will be ongoing through September. The signal at Central Street and National Avenue will be removed near the end of the project.

Begin Date:

May 23, 2016

Estimated Completion:

September 2016

Construction Cost: 

$2.2 million 

Funding Source: 

Reimbursements funds received from MoDOT; Cost Sharing Agreement with Ozarks Technical Community College


Hartman & Company, Inc.

Design Engineer:

CJW Transportation, LLC

City Project Engineer:

Andrew Flippin, P.E.  
Ph: 417-864-1946