Road closures will redirect traffic, pedestrians

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | 8:58 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Three infrastructure closures in the Columbia area could affect car and foot traffic for about a week, weather permitting, according to news releases Thursday.

  • On Monday, the Columbia Terminal Railroad will begin work to replace the railroad crossing on North College Avenue. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in either direction in that area, and Hickory Street will be closed where it crosses College Avenue. Work is expected to last one week, according to a City of Columbia news release.
  • Repairs for the pedestrian bridge located south of Stadium Boulevard on Ashland Road began Thursday. The bridge, which crosses Hinkson Creek, should reopen at 4 p.m. Oct. 28, according to a Public Works Department news release.
  • Beginning Wednesday, the entrance road leading into the Twin Lakes Recreation Area from Chapel Hill Road will be closed to traffic weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The parking lots will also be closed at these times. The road work is scheduled to be completed in November, according to a Parks and Recreation news release.

Park users will be able to use the road on weekdays after 3 p.m. and on weekends. Other park amenities will remain open, as well as access to the MKT Nature and Fitness and County House trails. 

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Jimmy Bearfield October 21, 2011 | 8:52 a.m.

Walnut was closed yesterday between William and Old 63. It looked as if the city was digging up sewer or water lines.

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