Public Hearing Held For New Sidewalk Construction Project In Bethany

A public hearing for the sidewalk project that will make up the City of Bethany’s 2021 Transportation Alternative Program application was held during the second meeting of January by Bethany’s Board of Aldermen Monday Night.

Engineer Shannon Howe detailed the scope of the project. The application will involve the construction of a sidewalk that will be constructed from the south side of the South Harrison school campus, across Bulldog Avenue, run west to east 29th Street, and then South to the Memorial Park ball field. The sidewalk will be 8 feet in width as it runs along the former Israel property. The other sidewalk areas will have 5-foot widths.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will make a decision about the grant and other applications submitted for the program. The total project is estimated to cost $278,000. The City of Bethany will be responsible for 20% of that cost.

Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons told council members that the potential project would fit nicely into the plans that are also underway to create walking and biking trail paths for the Israel land. Bethany’s application is due to the Missouri Department of Transportation later this month. Following the public hearing, the council approved a resolution committing the city finance their 20% share if the project is approved.