Open house set for Stadium, I-70 project

The Missouri Department of Transportation will accept public input on the $20 million project Tuesday
Monday, May 23, 2011 | 12:43 p.m. CDT; updated 8:11 p.m. CDT, Monday, May 23, 2011

COLUMBIA — The proposed widening of Stadium Boulevard between Broadway and Interstate 70, and the reconstruction of the boulevard's I-70 interchange, will be the subject of a public hearing on Tuesday.

The open house-style hearing is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Activity and Recreation Center, 1701 W. Ash St. The public can attend any time. Representatives of the Missouri Department of Transportation will attend to accept input and answer questions about the project. There will be no formal presentations.

The project, which will cost an estimated $20 million, is scheduled to begin this year and continue through 2014. The work will be done in stages, and the tentative schedule for construction will be discussed at the hearing.

The project calls for building a diverging diamond interchange at Stadium Boulevard and I-70 and for widening Stadium to six lanes between Broadway and the interstate. Plans also call for adding lanes to Fairview Road from North Worley Street to the west entrance of Columbia Mall and to Bernadette Drive from Fairview to Beverly Drive.

For more information about the project or the hearing, call the transportation department at (888) 275-6636 or visit the department's central region website.

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