OZARK, Mo — The City of Ozark is working on a way to better connect the town.
Over the next couple of years, the city plans to do that through a series of sidewalk projects.
Ozark will be constructing sidewalks to keep the city from seeming so spread out and they’ll be doing it in four projects.
Sidewalks will be constructed near three different schools: South elementary, North elementary, and the OTC Richwood Valley campus.
These won’t be connected to each other, but the idea is to connect those campuses to other parts of town.
The fourth project build a sidewalk along Jackson street between Fremont and 22nd streets.
City Administrator Steve Childers says the project will help tie the city together.
“We’re trying to connect our town. I think you’ve seen Ozark. We’re spread out a pretty long distance along highway 65. Making sure that we’re connecting our neighboorhoods and our commercial areas with our schools is a really big push for us,” says Childers.
Childers says the project will cost a little over a $1M, but the city got over $800,000 dollars of the funding through a grant from the Ozarks Transportation Organization.
The remaining $200,000 will come from the city’s transportation sales tax, passed two years ago by the city.
Those plans are on the city’s website.