Project Description: The Discovery Drive project includes both the extension of the roadway and the sanitary sewer to the south of the existing intersection of Discovery Drive with Discovery Parkway. The project is being completed jointly with the University of Missouri through an EDA grant.
Project Status: Construction was completed the last week of August 2017. Some landscaping issues are still in process.
Project Manager: Allison Anderson, P.E.
Contractor(s): Emery Sapp and Sons is the primary contractor. Engineering Survey & Services was the design engineer.
Press Release: February 24, 2017
Interested Parties Meeting: June 9, 2015
Location Map: Location Map – Discovery Drive & Sanitary Sewer Ext
Project Layout: Discovery Drive_EDA Project Diagram
Sept. 1, 2017: Emery Sapp & Sons has completed construction on Discovery Drive South. The Discovery Drive and Sanitary Sewer Extension project is a Public Works capital improvement project that was estimated to be completed by mid-to-late summer. The project was completed in partnership with the University of Missouri and funded through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration as well as the 2005 Capital Improvement Sales Tax. Discovery Ridge is an emerging research park development that the University describes as “a thriving environment of business and research activity – in an atmosphere of innovation, collaboration and creativity.” The Discovery Drive capital improvement project included the extension of the roadway, telecommunications lines and the sanitary sewer to the south of the existing intersection of Discovery Drive and Discovery Parkway. ADA-compliant crosswalks were also added at the intersection. “There is some landscaping that is still being managed,” City of Columbia Engineering Superintendent David Fennewald said. “But construction is complete and we’re very happy with the result.”
July 14, 2017: Discovery Drive & Sanitary Sewer Extension project progress report: Crews paved half of the roadway today and plan to return to pave the opposite side next week, with all paving estimated to be completed by the end of the month, weather permitting. Grading and landscaping work is currently estimated to be completed by mid to late summer.
May 9, 2017 – Contractor is finishing the Sewer extension this week and will begin grading for the roadway.
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