Year later, tunnel to Adrian’s Island awaits OK

Railroad officials review construction plans

Despite the fact that the riverfront project has been identified as a potential redevelopment resource for projects like the “Greening America’s Capitals” grant, Adrian’s Island is awaiting an approval process by Union Pacific railroad officials.

On Feb. 1, 2010, the Jefferson City Council passed 9-1 a three-part series of ordinances authorizing an agreement to create a pedestrian and bicycle path to Adrian’s Island; a $250,000 supplemental appropriation; and an agreement for the tunnel design under the existing railroad tracks to the riverfront.

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Adrian’s "island" is a peninsula-like area along the Missouri River bank from near the Capitol east toward the old Missouri State Penitentiary.

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