Jefferson City officials plan to do a lot of night work this week on downtown street and sidewalk improvements, weather permitting.
During the day this week, all blocks of East High Street and Madison Street in front of Central Bank may have localized work occurring in them, public works officials said. This includes caulking, sealing and other work that will not close the roadway but may close parking spots.
Two days this week, the north parking lane in the 100 block of East High Street will be closed to finish concrete work in front of 131 E. High St. The area closed will be several spots between Madison Street and the mid-block crossing. This work will be conducted in conjunction with property owners to limit closure times.
Street milling will take place downtown 6 p.m.-7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The plan is to start on the west end of the project and work east. This includes the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of East High Street (Jefferson Street to Adams Street) and the 200 block of Madison Street, which is the block north of High Street (from High to Capitol Avenue). Crews also will work on Monroe Street, from the intersection of High and Monroe streets to the entrance of City Parking Lot 3 just off of Monroe Street. This work will involve widespread parking removals and restricted travel lanes, but public works officials said this will not affect daytime use of parking or travel lanes downtown.
Crews are scheduled to do street overlaying downtown Thursday and Friday nights. This again will involve widespread parking removals and restricted travel lanes, but travel should be normal during daytime hours.
Overlay work is temperature-dependent, public works officials noted, and the current forecast for these days is borderline for conducting this work. Officials plan to watch the forecast and will notify the public if the work needs to be rescheduled.
From Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of East High Street and 200 block of Madison Street again will have localized work occurring in them, including caulking, sealing and other work that will not close the roadway but may close parking spots.
After the street is overlaid, crews will start re-striping. This work will cause localized road and parking closures and/or traffic restrictions in the striping area. The city does not have a set time for this work as its very weather dependent, but they hope to know more by Friday.
No work will occur on weekends, nor will work occur after 2 p.m. Oct. 25 because of Thursday Night Live activities.
City officials hope to finish the project no later than Nov. 2, weather permitting.