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New Pedestrian Underpass Open at Missouri State University

After nearly two years and over $6 million in construction, the new pedestrian underpass on Grand Street is now open.

Missouri State University announced Friday that the project was completed and accessible.

The underpass, which runs underneath Grand, connects the 1,400 spot parking lot to the campus without students having to worry about the traffic on the street.

The project has received ADA approval with the additions of a ramp for wheelchair access, and an elevator on the north side of the underpass for those with physical disabilities.

Officials say it also includes improved lighting and sidewalks, as well as handrails up and down each side of the underpass.

The project was slated to be completed last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic inflated the cost of supplies, and flooding slowed down construction.