HANNIBAL — Construction has begun on Phase 2 of the Palmyra Road Sidewalk Project.

Starting Monday, March 8, portions of Palmyra Road will be shut down to through traffic. A sidewalk will be installed from Bay Avenue to the entrance of Riverview Park.

The first section will be shut down from Bay Avenue to Central Avenue. Emergency personnel will still be able to get through on Palmyra Road as well as individuals living in the impacted neighborhoods.

The entrances to intersecting roads such as Bay Avenue and Hamlin Heights will be reduced to one lane for a short time while concrete crossings are poured. “We will have our message boards out on both sides of Palmyra Road alerting vehicles of the closures,” said Andy Dorian, the city’s director of central services. “These closures will change as the project progresses.”

Most of the sidewalk project’s final phase will be paid for by a $298,456 grant that was secured in 2019 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Work on the initial phase of the sidewalk project began in 2014.