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Downtown construction to end by Thanksgiving

Downtown construction to end by Thanksgiving

November 14th, 2018 by Nicole Roberts in Local News

Allysia, front, and Olivia Waldrop walk past sidewalk repairs Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in downtown Jefferson City at 131 E. High St.

Photo by Julie Smith /News Tribune.

Weather permitting, city staff hopes to complete the rest of the downtown construction by Thanksgiving.

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Sam Gaines Construction will do electrical work Nov. 14-21 in the 100-200 blocks of East High Street and 300 block of Madison Street. This work will affect localized parking spots and cause some sidewalk congestion, according to a Tuesday news release.

Sam Gaines will also begin street marking Nov. 14 in the 200 block of Madison Street and 100 block of East High Street. If weather and time permit, the news release notes, Sam Gaines may complete all street marking work that day.

The 200 block of Madison Street and 100 block of East High Street will be closed due to the street marking. However, the city will reopen the roadway "as soon as progress and safety allow," the news release states.

Drivers will have access to the parking garage from the south.

Weather permitting, Sam Gaines will conduct concrete cleaning and sealing Nov. 15-21 in the 100-200 blocks of East High Street, as well as the 200 block of Madison Street. The work will affect parking adjacent to the area being cleaned and sealed, as well as sidewalks being cleaned and sealed.

Sam Gaines plans to contact affected businesses and tenants regarding specific timing for sealing work, the news release notes.

Work will be complete by Nov. 22, weather permitting, the news release states.

While city staff hoped the downtown streetscape project would be complete by Nov. 9, Jefferson City Design Engineer Tia Griffin said, rain and snow pushed off construction.

The Jefferson City Council allocated $775,000 between last November and March for downtown streetscape sidewalk and street repairs. The council also allocated $350,000 in March for electricity in the 100-200 blocks of East High Street and at the intersection of East High and Madison streets.