The Grand Street Bridge located between Kansas Expressway and Park Avenue will close to traffic for approximately three weeks beginning Tuesday morning, Jan 15 for the Missouri & Northern Arkansas (M&NA) railway to complete improvements to the railroad crossing.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to seek alternate routes.
Part of the Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek Improvement Project, the railroad crossing is one of the final elements of the project awaiting completion. Currently the road portion of the project is complete and the bridge awaiting minor finishes. M&NA contractors will be on-site over the next few weeks installing new crossing lights and gates. Once the crossing and lights are installed, Grand Street will reopen to traffic. The roadway will remain two lanes until final striping to allow for three lanes can occur in Spring when temperatures warm up.
About the Grand Street Bridge Project
The Grand Street Bridge over Jordan Creek improvement project, was identified by citizens as their No. 1 priority in need of improvement in the 2015 city-wide transportation survey.
The project involves the widening of Grand Street to three lanes from Kansas Expressway to Park Avenue, improving both traffic and pedestrian safety. It includes the addition of a center turn lane, upgraded stormwater infrastructure, stream restoration, an improved railroad crossing and the construction of a new bridge over Jordan Creek.
The area, widely used by pedestrians, will also include a new sidewalk on the south side of Grand Street and a multi-use path on the north side that will tie into the existing Ozark Greenways trail system.
The project is funded through the voter-approved 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.
For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected] or Public Works project manager Jonathan Peitz at 864-1994 or [email protected].