South Cedar Street, which connects Maryville Junior High and Maryville High School, lacked sidewalks on both sides of the road in certain areas and some of the existing sidewalks were substandard. Additionally, the stormwater drainage system in the area was in need of repair.
Engineering and Public Works’ street construction crews have recently been working on the section of South Cedar Street between Ray Avenue and Karrow Street to improve walkability and stormwater drainage, however the remaining unfinished sections had to be contracted out.
The current project includes widened sidewalks, construction of two retaining walls, and new stormwater drainage. Once the project is complete, this and the already completed section of South Cedar from Karrow Street to Ray Avenue will be resurfaced.
City Engineer Kevin Stoltenberg said, “This project has already improved walkability and drainage and has been received extremely well. While the next phase of the project will create some inconveniences, we believe residents and people who use the sidewalks will be very pleased with the end result.”
For more information, please call the department of Engineering and Public Works (865) 273-3302.