Construction for a multi-use Ozark Greenways trail connecting the Fassnight and Phelps Grove parks and neighborhoods could begin as early as October, depending on weather and contractor scheduling.
City Council will vote in late September whether to accept the bid of Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co. as the contractor for the project.
“If accepted, Radmacher may decide to begin construction very quickly, so they could mobilize as early as October,” explains project manager Joe Hamp. “But depending how weather fares this fall, there is also the possibility they may decide to hold off until spring.”
The trail connection is planned to begin at Clay Avenue, continue east through Phelps Grove Park and end at Brookside Drive near the museum main entrance. The new 1,600-linear-foot path will include accessibility ramps and will connect to shared bike lanes on Brookside Drive over a new pedestrian bridge.
The project is expected to take approximately four months for construction and will be funded through federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds with the City providing a 20% match through the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.
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