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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Completed last month, the Fourth Street Improvement Project was a nearly three-year project to functionally and aesthetically improve the Fourth Street corridor connecting downtown Maryville and the Northwest campus. The Northwest and Maryville communities are invited to celebrate the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting and block-party style party from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 15.

Completed last month, the Fourth Street Improvement Project was a nearly three-year project to functionally and aesthetically improve the Fourth Street corridor connecting downtown Maryville and the Northwest campus. The Northwest and Maryville communities are invited to celebrate the completion of the project with a ribbon-cutting and block-party style party from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 15. (Photo by Jacob Hubbert/Northwest Missouri State University)

June 1, 2015

Community members invited to celebrate Fourth Street project

The Northwest Missouri State University and Maryville communities are invited to celebrate the re-opening of Fourth Street with a ribbon-cutting and block-party style party from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 15.

The Fourth Street Opening Celebration, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a ribbon-cutting at the intersection of Fourth and Buchannan streets at 6 p.m.

Additionally, a complimentary hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink will be served to the first 400 guests. The event will feature face painting, inflatables, fire and police equipment, prizes and giveaways.   

Completed last month, the Fourth Street Improvement Project was a nearly three-year project to functionally and aesthetically improve the Fourth Street corridor connecting downtown Maryville and the Northwest campus. The project was made possible through funding partnerships with Northwest, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Economic Development and Capital Improvement Sales Tax Funds.

The improvement project’s key addition is a gateway arch at the intersection of Fourth and Buchanan streets that includes branded medallions. Other enhancements to the thoroughfare include decorative lighting; an 8-foot wide bicycle-pedestrian, an ADA-compliant trail along the entire north side of the corridor; brick pillars that match the downtown and university landscape; and a reconfiguration of the intersection at Fourth and Dunn streets. Newly planted trees and shrubs along the corridor also serve as an extension of the Missouri Arboretum, a state designation that makes its home on the Northwest campus.


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