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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Illinois Avenue closure extended to three weeks for waterline replacement

The work of the stormwater repairs and improvements along Illinois Avenue, as part City’s disaster recovery program, is being extended. During the initial work of relocating their waterline, Missouri America Water determined that due to the age of the line and its elevation, it would best serve the community’s future to be replaced.

Due to this decision, Illinois Avenue will be closed from 14th Street to 15th Street to through traffic for approximately three weeks.

Businesses in the area will remain open and accessible during this closure. Signage will be installed to identify the detour routes to use Connecticut Avenue to Murphy Boulevard.

Work is being completed by is D&E Plumbing and is part of the Stormwater Project 12 of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program. Crews have notified businesses and residents within the immediate area of the stormwater construction and lane closures.

For questions, please contact Olsson Associates Construction Manager Clayton Cristy or Jack Schaller at 417-781-0643.

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