August 07, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Milling, Resurfacing Impacts Several City Streets

Milling, resurfacing and restriping of Kimbrough Avenue from Grand Street north to Trafficway will begin next week on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. When completed, the street will have the same three-lane configuration now seen on Kimbrough from Grand Street south to Sunshine Street. The new driving surface and lane configuration — two through lanes and a dedicated turn lane — will improve safety for motorists and pedestrians along this corridor.

Other improvements at the conclusion of the project will include:

All of the traffic-lane changes will be accomplished within the width of the existing street without any reconstruction. Kimbrough will remain open throughout the project, but lanes may be reduced at times. Milling and resurfacing work is expected to be completed by Aug. 14, 2009, weather permitting. The project is funded by the quarter-cent sales tax for capital improvements.

In addition, several other Center City streets also will be milled and resurfaced by the contractor beginning next week. The streets will remain open but lanes may be reduced at times. Those streets include:

The contractor will then resurface short sections of three streets downtown. The streets will remain open, but lanes may be reduced at times. The streets include:

For more information, contact: John Drury, Public Works Operations, (417) 864-1102; or Mike Brothers, Public Information, (417) 864-1119.

city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
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