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Posted on: May 17, 2022

MEDIA ALERT: GAP Construction Kickoff Ceremony 10 a.m. Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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The City of Springfield will host a Construction Kickoff Ceremony for the Grant Avenue Parkway at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 19 at Parkview High School near the intersection of Grant Avenue and Chrisman Road. Parking is available at the south end of the JFK Stadium lot, on the West side of Grant.

About the Grant Avenue Parkway project

Funded primarily by a $21 million federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, the Grant Avenue Parkway will provide major transportation improvements along Grant Avenue in the heart of Springfield. 

The project will create a multi-use pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Grant Avenue between Sunshine Street and Downtown Springfield. The three-mile stretch will connect downtown businesses and neighborhoods with the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium (WOW). The route is envisioned to include bike and pedestrian friendly facilities, various traffic-calming improvements, bridge enhancements, utility upgrades, fiberoptic internet connectivity and additional crossing and intersection improvements.

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For more information on the Grant Avenue Parkway corridor improvement project and planning efforts, visit grantavenueparkway.com. 

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For media inquiries, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] or Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement at 417-380-3352 or [email protected]

Learn more about the Grant Avenue Parkway project.
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