The Perryville Board of Aldermen spent a large portion of their latest meeting talking about a sidewalk project and deciding which way to proceed.
About one year ago the board had asked the city to put a sidewalk along Star Street for soccer parents who are parking on the street. The Missouri Department of Transportation as a grant application called TAP (Transportation Alternative Program). The City submitted a sidewalk project to run that sidewalk along that street.
On Tuesday, the board debated where to stop that sidewalk. If the sidewalk continues past the parking lot at the Soccer Complex, there’s a point that two sidewalks would be close to each other.
There would be three different options on how to proceed: the first being how it was originally presented which brings the sidewalk almost parallel to the walking trail until a handicap grade is met and then it crosses over and connects the two paths. The second is stopping short of the parking lot, and the third is moving the sidewalk to the opposite side of the street. The City will present all three options to the Missouri Department of Transportation and see which one they prefer.
The project is an 80-20 match with MODot, with the city responsible for just 20 percent.
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