Grant Avenue between Meadowmere Street and Catalpa Street closed today and will be under construction for up to four months. The closing is part of the $4.5 million Fassnight Park Waterway Improvement Project, under contract by construction firm Hartman & Co.
A new bridge will be built where Grant crosses Fassnight Creek, according to a city news release.
Consultants are Mathews and Associates, civil engineer; Kansas City-based Patti Banks Associates, landscape architect; and St. Louis-based Intuition and Logic, hydraulic design and stream stabilization.
The Grant closing is part of the overall $4.5 million Fassnight project, started in June 2010 to improve flood control, to develop trails, to historically reconstruct and to improve water quality protection, according to its Web site
The project is funded by the 2006 County-wide Parks Sales Tax, an Environmental Protection Agency grant and a Transportation Enhancement Grant.
Throughout the four months, traffic will be detoured through Grand Street, Campbell Avenue and Sunshine Street.
Fassnight Park will stay open, with access available through Grant Avenue via Catalpa Street and Main Avenue.
Construction of the Campbell Avenue bridge over Fassnight Creek - that closed Campbell between Sunshine and Grand - recently was completed after more than four months of construction.
The full project is expected to be completed by July 2011.