Several lake area communities will be getting upgraded sidewalks after the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a contract for the work in Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan counties. The planned upgrades are designed to bring the sidewalks into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Work will take place in Barnett, Mary’s Home, Latham, and St. Elizabeth. Although the start dates have not been set, MoDot says the work must be completed by this winter. Minor traffic delays and temporary lane closures are possible in the work areas.