A draining job: Work continues on Monroe Street, Capitol Avenue

Bryant Gaines operates a concrete saw while Larry Jordan applies a light spray of water to a concrete pipe as they prepare to put it in the ground. Both work for Sam Gaines Construction, one of the companies working on the Capitol Avenue and Monroe Street project to put in new storm drains and a water main underground.

Bryant Gaines operates a concrete saw while Larry Jordan applies a light spray of water to a concrete pipe as they prepare to put it in the ground. Both work for Sam Gaines Construction, one of the companies working on the Capitol Avenue and Monroe Street project to put in new storm drains and a water main underground. Photo by Julie Smith.

Ongoing construction has closed the downtown Jefferson City intersection of Monroe Street and Capitol Avenue for the past couple of weeks, and drivers can expect continuing closures for about two more weeks.

Britt Smith, parking and streets director, said most of the underground work is nearly completed on the project, which is updating a “very old” stormwater system and putting in new handicap-accessible sidewalks and ramps.

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