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Residents will soon see a new Dunklin Street bridge and improved corridor.

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The Jefferson City Council unanimously approved a $2.6 million contract with Don Schnieders Construction on Monday. The project includes a replacement bridge, bike lanes, a sidewalk, greenway, and improved stormwater and sanitary sewer system.

The new bridge will be a single-span steel girder bridge and will be 90 feet long and 56 feet wide, containing two lanes of traffic.

The 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. A greenway will extend along the eastern side from Missouri Boulevard to Mulberry Street, with the remaining distance to Broadway Street being a 5-foot-wide sidewalk.

Jefferson City and Cole County are partnering on the project and will split the cost of the work. The amount will come from the city and county's capital improvement sales tax and sewer enterprise fund, according to the bill.

The Cole County Commission approved the cooperative project with Jefferson City last month.

The bridge was named as a Sales Tax G project.

City staff limited the weight on the bridge and narrowed the lanes to keep vehicles off the most compromised portion of the bridge.

The City Council also approved an agreement with F&F Development as part of the Dunklin Street project to include a sanitary sewer main to serve F&F Development's property at the southeast corner of Missouri Boulevard and Dunklin Street.

The agreement also includes easements and a contribution by F&F Development for the cost of a sidewalk along the property.

The total reimbursement is estimated at $58,114, according to the bill.

In other business Monday, the Council approved a resolution concurring with the award of a contract to Railworks Track Services. Railworks Track Services will extend a rail spur that serves the Morris Packaging facility on Algoa Road.

The city is working with the county and Morris Packaging on the project.

The total cost of the project is $415,145, which includes design and construction costs, according to the resolution. The city has agreed to contribute $125,000, which will come from the Sales Tax E contingency fund, Jefferson City Operations Division Director Britt Smith said.

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