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Road closures begin for Cole County stormwater project

Road closures begin for Cole County stormwater project

February 12th, 2018 by News Tribune in Local News

Work has begun on the stormwater project on Horseshoe Road as Hentges Tree Service removed several trees last week. This week, a crew from Rhad Baker Construction in Fulton began digging. In addition to new drainage pipes, the road will be reconstructed with new curb and guttering and a new driving surface. Horsheshoe Road between Monticello Road and Sycamore Lane will be closed to through traffic while the construction is taking place.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

The 3400 block of Horseshoe Road, between Monticello Road and Sycamore Lane in Cole County, closed Monday morning and will be closed until further notice, the Cole County Public Works Department announced Monday.

The closure is part of a project for stormwater and street improvements for the Crossroads, Southtown Estates and Rustic Oaks subdivisions. Other sections will be closed throughout the duration of the project.

The project will replace all stormwater inlets and pipes then rebuild subdivision streets this summer.

The area south of Jefferson City off U.S. 54 includes parts of Monticello Road, Greenbrier Drive, Dewberry Drive, Horseshoe Road, Sycamore Lane and Rustic Lane. Approved in 2015, it took a year to complete the design work, along with getting easements. Public works officials noted there never had been stormwater easements in this area, so acquiring them took time.

Funding for these projects comes from the county's half-cent capital improvements sales tax.