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Sept. 23, 2010 Volume 32, No. 5

Stewart Road to close for two years

Stewart Road, between Providence Road and Fourth Street, will close for nearly two years while workers replace a coal-fired boiler and perform other maintenance at the University of Missouri Power Plant. 

The street closure, which is scheduled to go into effect Oct. 4, is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. Vehicle traffic that normally enters campus on Stewart Road will be rerouted south on Providence to Turner Avenue or north to Elm Street. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be re-routed through parking lots RC16 and RC15, on the south side of Stewart between Providence and Fifth Street.

The new boiler is designed to use woody biomass and blends of other biomass fuels, such as agriculture residues, pelletized grasses or waste-paper pellets. Workers will also be applying protective coatings to two chimneys at the power plant, which will continue to operate at full capacity.