(COLUMBIA, MO) ~ Columbia's downtown area will soon see improvements to its sidewalks as Logan Excavating, the contractor for the City of Columbia Public Works department, begins repair work on East Walnut Street. The project, which is set to start on Monday, June 10, will focus on the intersections with North Seventh Street and North Tenth Street.

According to city officials, the repairs are necessary for ensuring accessibility for individuals using wheelchairs, walkers, strollers and anyone else who may find navigating curbs challenging. The work is expected to continue throughout the week and may extend into the following week depending on weather conditions.

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To ensure the safety of pedestrians during construction, signs and barricades will be placed near the affected areas to guide them around the construction zones. This closure is part of a larger initiative to repair sidewalk curb ramps at 16 downtown intersections through June.

Funded by the 2015 Capital Improvement Sales Tax extension, the total cost for replacing curb ramps at all 16 intersections is $229,421.88. This project highlights the City's commitment to maintaining an inclusive and accessible downtown area for all residents and visitors.

If weather permits, the repairs at East Walnut Street's intersections with North Seventh Street and North Tenth Street are expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The City urges residents and visitors to plan accordingly and use caution when navigating these areas during construction.

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