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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Jan. 10, 2013

Fourth Street Improvement Project awarded TE funds

The city of Maryville announced the Transportation Enhancement (TE) Committee of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has awarded $240,000 toward pedestrian improvements along the Fourth Street corridor.

TE funds are federal funds available to local public agencies for transportation related projects including, but not limited to, the construction of sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, landscaping and to make ADA improvements to existing sidewalks. Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with a local agency providing 20 percent match.

The awarded TE funds will specifically target the construction of an 8-foot-wide shared concrete bicycle and pedestrian path along the north side and a new 5-foot sidewalk along the south side of Fourth Street between Main Street and Dunn Street. All pedestrian enhancements will be constructed with ADA compliance and ramps at intersections.

The city of Maryville and Northwest Missouri State University have partnered with SK Design Group Inc. of Overland Park, Kan., to engineer and design various improvements to the corridor. The larger project scope may include new curb and gutter sections to replace numerous deteriorated portions, detectable warning strips at crosswalks, decorative historic black streetlight poles with acorn fixtures, sections of stamped colored concrete, new modular block retaining walls and handrails, proper utility adjustments, landscaping, extension of the Missouri Arboretum located on the Northwest campus, asphalt mill and overlay of Fourth Street, a “T” intersection at Dunn Street to improve vehicular and pedestrian safety, place-making overhead signal and truss at the intersection of Fourth and Main, benches, trash receptacles and public art.

Final design on the project is expected to be complete by May.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468