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Missouri American Water began three water main projects this week in Jefferson City.

In conjunction with expected Dunklin Street bridge work, Missouri American Water will replace 1,400 feet of pipe in hopes of improving water pressure for area customers. In the second phase, the company will replace an additional 1,200 feet.

The city plans to replace the deteriorating Dunklin Street bridge, along with making several improvements to the surrounding corridor, including adding bike lanes, a sidewalk and greenway trail. It also plans to reconstruct the stormwater system.

Missouri American Water will replace 1,300 feet of pipe on Dix Road and Williams Street. It will also add 185 feet of water main pipe at Missouri Boulevard and U.S. 50.

Crews will work on these projects 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The projects are expected to be completed by early July, according to a Monday news release.

During construction, Missouri American Water customers may experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and lower water pressure.

The three projects will cost approximately $1.3 million, according to the news release.

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