Phelps Grove/Fassnight trail connection under construction

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Construction for a multi-use Ozark Greenways trail connecting the Fassnight and Phelps Grove parks and neighborhoods began in October and should wrap up by the end of January or early February.

The trail connection will begin at Clay Avenue, continue east through Phelps Grove Park and end at Brookside Drive near the Springfield Art Museum main entrance. The new 1,600 linear-foot path will include handicap-accessible ramps and will connect to shared bike lanes on Brookside Drive over a new pedestrian bridge.  

Construction is expected to take approximately four months at a cost of $460,000. It will be funded through federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds with the City of Springfield providing a 20% match through the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax. 

“Thanks to our partners with the Ozarks Transportation Organization, Ozark Greenways, Inc., the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Springfield Art Museum for working with us to receive this grant funding and to complete this important trail connection,” said Public Works Project Manager Joe Hamp.   

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