Improvements to the Dunklin Street corridor in Jefferson City will begin this week, causing some road closures in the coming months.
The 400 block of Dunklin Street will be closed 6 a.m. April 29 to June 9 as contractor Don Schnieders Excavating begins reconstructing Dunklin Street.
Subsequent phases of the project will keep Dunklin Street closed until late October.
The southern leg of Mulberry Street, at the intersection of Dunklin Street, will be closed 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday while Emery Sapp and Sons installs a water main. At the intersection of Mulberry and Dunklin streets, traffic will be restricted to one lane from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday.
While access to local businesses will remain, it may vary depending on the construction, according to a Monday news release from the city.
Jefferson City and Cole County are partnering on the $2.6 million Sales Tax G project, which the Jefferson City Council approved earlier this month.
The contractor will replace the Dunklin Street bridge; make improvements to the stormwater and sanitary sewer system; and add bike lanes, a sidewalk and greenway trail along Dunklin Street.
The new bridge will be a single-span steel girder bridge, 90 feet long and 56 feet wide, containing two lanes of traffic.
Dunklin Street, from the bridge to Broadway Street, will be 38 feet wide, with a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the western side of Missouri Boulevard to Broadway Street.
The greenway will run along the eastern side of Missouri Boulevard to Mulberry Street, with the remaining distance to Broadway Street being a 5-foot-wide sidewalk.
Due to the current bridge's deteriorating conditions, city staff restricted the weight on the bridge and narrowed the lanes to keep vehicles off the most compromised parts.