MoDOT will need acquire temporary easements and small sections of right of way along all of Route 139 included in the project.
The project will be let in February 2019 allowing contractors to submit competitive bids for the project.
The contract was awarded to Boone Construction Company, Inc.
A construction schedule has not been determined yet.
The contractor plans to begin work on Tuesday, May 28 on the south side of town and work their way north. Work is expected to be complete in early September.
Sidewalks will be widened from 3 feet to 4 feet at a minimum. Steps in the downtown area will be removed. Raised or broken sidewalks will be repaired.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are you working on sidewalks instead of resurfacing roadways?
A: Sidewalk construction and rehabilitation is necessary to meet ADA compliance. This project will include $470,000 in Transportation Alternative Funds (federal funding) which assist in the cost of the sidewalks.
Q: Will I be able to access my property on Route 139 during construction?
A: Yes. Property owners will maintain access to their property throughout the project. While driveway approaches are built, property owners will not have access to drive or park on their driveway for a short period of time.
Q: Will you have to acquire any right of way?
A: Small sections of right of way will be needed along the current sidewalk path for improvements. Temporary easements will be needed along all of Route 139 included in the project.
Q: Who can I contact if I have further questions?
A: Questions about the project may be directed to Customer Service by calling 1-888-ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or by emailing email@example.com. Or ask your question by using the form below.