Post Office To Be More Accessible To Handicapped BY KIM BOLING C-II C-II C-II STAFF WRITER Those dealing with the Macon Post office this week have noticed the building is currently undergoing undergoing a face lift. The construction is part of the "Handicapped Barriers Removal Program," according to Tony Barbieri, postal clerk. The front ramp and slope of the Macon Post Office is being redone for better access and parking for the handicapped is being added. One of the employee restrooms is also being remodeled to make it handicapped-equipped. handicapped-equipped. handicapped-equipped. Barbieri said all federal government office buildings are to be made handicapped handicapped accessible under this program. program. The remodeling in Macon is under contract to H and H Construction Construction in Moberly. The project is to be completed with in 90 days of the Aug. 23 contract. The renovations to the building will cost approximately $40,000, according to Bill Trinqual, manager manager of Support Services in Kansas City. Support Service let the bids and is in charge of the contracts for the Macon Post Office. The "Handicapped Barriers Removal Program" is nationwide and the Macon Post Office was a high priority due to having at least three customers in wheelchairs, according to Macon Postmaster Linda Bush. "The grade was too steep and in icy conditions it was very slippery," she said. 3T Spy "SH ' -: -: i J Mht V . t . iJ X y as. f .ft to '47J llli., . i u;ith the npMnnrr TMf! POST OFFICE-Shown OFFICE-Shown OFFICE-Shown above being 'redone to oe in "l' D, ., Tr;c-uaw Tr;c-uaw Tr;c-uaw riht. of "Handicapped Barriers . -b-"-- -b-"-- -b-"-- -b-"-- -b-"-- -b-"-- are Donald t arns, leu., ' h khoe federal government offices. Hinshaw said tne siae- siae- H and H Construction of " Moberlj using a backhoe lea g completed in lcss than to remove the south sidewalk and ramp at the w f permitting. Macon Post Office. The sidewalk and ramp are two weens, (staff photo by Kim Boling) According to Phil Hinshaw of H and H Construction, the front sidewalk should be completed in less than two weeks, weather permitting. permitting. Additional work is also underway inside at this time. The whole renovation process is to be completed before winter, said Barbieri. Barbieri.