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Road to Sam’s Club eyed

Street work for the new Sam’s Club in Jefferson City is scheduled to start early next month.

City officials and representatives of the architect firm working on the project, SGA Design Group out Bentonville, Ark., said Monday the store will be located on the east side of a future extension of Stoneridge Parkway, which will be extended to the south and Hard Rock Drive will be extended from the Menards site to the west.

A 5-foot sidewalk will be constructed along both sides of Hard Rock Drive and on the east side of Stoneridge Parkway, and a 10-foot greenway will be constructed on the west side of Stoneridge Parkway. Plans also include a new bus stop along Stoneridge Parkway and 549 parking spaces for Sam’s Club.

Work on the actual Sam’s Club is scheduled to start in October. It will be the newest addition to the Stoneridge Plaza and will include the big box store as well as a gas station on 136, 454 square feet of property.

The Sam’s Club is expected to bring 150 to 175 full-time and part-time positions.

SGA officials said it’s anticipated that the Sam’s Club could open around next May.

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