Downtown Sidewalk and Drainage Improvements Begins

The contractor for the City of Kirksville begun mobilization and preliminary work on a sidewalk and drainage improvement project in the Central Business District – or Downtown Kirksville area – on Friday, with major construction to begin this week. The project will consist of removing the old sidewalk, pouring new sidewalk, and addressing drainage issues in both parking spaces and crosswalks within the project area. Sidewalks may be temporarily closed during construction. However, access to businesses will be maintained throughout the project. The project area includes the south side of the 100 block of West Washington Street, and both sides of the 100 block of South Elson Street. This project is funded by monies collected through the Downtown Tax Increment Finance District.