McCarty Street construction shouldn't block voters

Work continues on E. McCarty Street between Robinson and St. Louis roads in eastern Jefferson City. The rebuild project started Oct. 18 and is scheduled for completion on Dec. 30.

Work continues on E. McCarty Street between Robinson and St. Louis roads in eastern Jefferson City. The rebuild project started Oct. 18 and is scheduled for completion on Dec. 30. Photo by Julie Smith.

Work continues on East McCarty Street between Robinson and St. Louis roads, and it may cause a few Jefferson City voters some confusion about reaching their polling place.

This phase of the reconstruction project, which is widening McCarty from two lanes to three and adding sidewalks, started Oct. 18 and is scheduled for completion on Dec. 30.

Eastbound McCarty is closed just before reaching St. Louis Road, also cutting off McCarty's access to Algoa Road at Tomahawk Drive.

However, McCarty Street access to the city polling place for Ward 1, Precinct 4 behind the Missouri Electric Cooperative building can be obtained by using the western driveway to the property, just beyond the closed signs blocking eastbound McCarty traffic at St. Louis Road.

Meanwhile, access to Robinson Road and Scholastic Inc. can be gained only from the U.S. 50/63 and East McCarty interchange.

Check NewsTribune.com after polls close at 7 p.m. for election results, and read Wednesday's News Tribune newspaper and e-Edition for expanded coverage.

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