Public Works Department to discuss road construction

Friday, April 9, 2010 | 7:04 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Columbia's Public Works Department will hold a meeting for residents to learn about and discuss upcoming road projects designed to alleviate traffic congestion along Stadium Boulevard from Broadway to Interstate 70.

The open house will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Activity and Recreation Center at 1701 Ash St.

Development on that stretch of road has exceeded road capacity, department spokesperson Jill Stedem said.

City and state officials will discuss project plans (PDF, 133 KB) for four roads:

  • Stadium Boulevard from Broadway to Interstate 70
  • Bernadette Drive from Fairview Road to Beverly Drive
  • Fairview Road from Worley Street to Bernadette Drive
  • Worley Street from Bernadette Drive to the Columbia Mall traffic signal

The meeting will cover the scope, design and schedule of the construction plans, which will be carried out from 2010 through 2013. Attendees will have access to information about the plans, including maps and diagrams.

City staff, Missouri Department of Transportation staff and consulting engineers with Cook, Flatt and Strobel will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.

The open house is a starting point for the Public Works Department to hear feedback from citizens before holding public hearings.

Stedem encourages local residents and business leaders to attend and express any concerns.

"This is their opportunity to make their voice known," she said.

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