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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Media Alert: Tune in to City Council Lunch at noon today for an Update on Grant Avenue Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

After several months of public engagement, project officials working on the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway and corridor project will provide an update to City Council at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 19. The project will create multi-modal transportation improvements along Grant Avenue through the heart of Springfield. A major goal of the project is to  create an attractive corridor connecting vibrant Downtown Springfield to the Wonders of  Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, with various neighborhoods, parks, Greenway connections and other amenities in between. 

Grant Avenue Parkway is much more than a road project, it is a comprehensive, collaborative effort across several City departments, including Public Works, Planning, Environmental Services, Economic Development, and Public Information and Civic Engagement, as well as a comprehensive and highly engaged project consultant team led by the Springfield office of Crawford, Murphy and Tilly and community planners Houseal Lavigne, who also lead the consultant team for Forward SGF. Alongside the transportation improvements, the City is examining economic development strategies,placemaking efforts and community revitalization initiatives that will fully leverage these improvements to transform the neighborhoods along the Grant Avenue Parkway, and the community as a whole.

Visit cityview.springfieldmo.gov/livestream or the CityofSgf Facebook page to watch the meeting live. A recorded version will also be available immediately following the meeting.  

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For additional information, please contact Cora Scott, director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352.

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