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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Grant Avenue to close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and University Dec. 4

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Grant Avenue will close to one-way southbound traffic only between Sunshine and University streets beginning Monday, Dec. 4 for construction related to the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project. The roadway is expected to remain one-way in this segment of the Parkway route for approximately three months (weather permitting).  

“We have completed acquisition of necessary right-of-way easements in this remaining southern segment of the Grant Avenue Parkway route, allowing our contractor crews to jump down and quickly construct GAP utility, roadway and pedestrian improvements,” explains Project Manager Leree Reese. “Upon completion of this segment, the final asphalt pavement can then be applied in all of section two of the Parkway Route, from Sunshine to Ildereen.”

Final asphalt application is expected to take place in the springtime when temperatures are more suited to asphalt application. Landscaping and tree planting along completed portions of the Grant Avenue Parkway is anticipated in spring or summer.    

Northbound traffic between Sunshine and University is advised to follow the posted detour generally using Campbell Avenue.

 

Grant Avenue Parkway progress continues 

Grant Avenue Parkway improvements have steadily progressed since construction began in May of 2022 with the rapid construction of a new roundabout and parking lot modifications at Parkview High School. Planned transportation and infrastructure elements in sections one and two of the Parkway, between University and Catalpa streets, are now largely complete including a new 10-foot wide multi-use path, new sidewalk and pedestrian-friendly intersection and crosswalk upgrades. A new sidewalk was completed connecting the Parkway to the new Jarrett Middle School along Portland Avenue. Updates to gas, water, wastewater and sewer utilities are also complete in these sections, with electrical lines being installed underground to create more open, parklike space. Final landscaping and roadway pavement surfacing are anticipated when a greater portion of the Parkway route is complete.   

Grant Avenue is currently one-way southbound only in sections three, four and five of the Parkway route (between Meadowmere and Walnut streets) through summer/fall of 2024. Northbound traffic is advised to follow the posted detour generally using Campbell Avenue. 

For more information about the Grant Avenue Parkway and to subscribe to receive regular project updates, visit grantavenueparkway.com.

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For media inquiries, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected]

Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project.
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