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Thomas Brown of J.C. Industries delivers a load of debris to the burn pile on Wednesday afternoon as excavation and clearing efforts continue at the Frog Hollow Road rerouting project site.

Thomas Brown of J.C. Industries delivers a load of debris to the burn pile on Wednesday afternoon as excavation and clearing efforts continue at the Frog Hollow Road rerouting project site. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Work has started on a major road project in Jefferson City.

Improvement work on Frog Hollow Road started last week.

Earlier this year, the Cole County Commission signed a $1.3 million contract with low-bidder JC Industries for the improvement work.

This is a cooperative project between the county and Jefferson City, using their half-cent sales tax money to pay for the work.

Phase one will connect Missouri 179 to Creek Trail Drive and have a traffic engineer study West Edgewood Drive to come up with a traffic plan, which should be completed this spring.

The original Frog Hollow Road project, when it was conceived, did not take into account the new St. Mary’s Health Center, the property owned by the Jefferson City School District and the incoming Sam’s Club. The altered project would affect only a portion of Frog Hollow Road, which would become a dead-end street to allow Creek Trail to connect to Missouri 179.

As part of this project, Jefferson City will be doing $266,000 worth of sewer improvements in the area.

Work is expected to be completed in late September or early October.

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