COLUMBIA— A committee in charge of Columbia's roadways, public transportation and pedestrian facilities will hold a public hearing Thursday regarding proposals for the 2013 fiscal year.
The Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization Coordinating Committee has two proposals up for review:
One proposal is the Transportation Improvement Program, a list of all federally funded transportation projects for the Columbia Metro Area from 2013 to 2016. New projects included in the 2013 program are:
- Roadway pavement work on Missouri 163 between Stadium Boulevard and Route K.
- Roadway pavement work on U.S. 63 from U.S. 54 to near the Broadway Exit.
- Capacity improvements on Route Z from St. Charles Road to Interstate 70.
- Phase I of reconstruction of the interchange of I-70 and Scott Boulevard.
- Reconstructing Highview Avenue from Jewell Avenue to Jefferson Street.
- A traffic mitigation project at Broadway and Short Street related to the construction of a new parking garage.
- Construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of Worley Street from Clinkscales Road to Bernadette Drive.
- Improvements to the Bike Boulevard System; to sidewalks along Ashland and Fairview roads and Manor Drive; and to the Forum Boulevard pedestrian bridge at Hinkson Creek.
- Replacement of a bus wash with new equipment and related structures for Columbia Transit.
- The purchase of two lift-equipped vans and another vehicle for Services for Independent Living.
- The purchase of lift-equipped vehicles for Organized Alternative Transit System to provide service in the metro area.
The other proposal to be reviewed is the Unified Planning Works Program, a list of transportation planning activities for the coming fiscal year. Work products for 2013 include:
- Completing and adopting Columbia Imagined, a comprehensive planning effort that remains under way.
- Adopting updates to the 2007 Sidewalk Master Plan and the 2030 Pedestrian and Bicycle Network Master Plan.
- Preparing and approving the 2040 update to the 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
- Updating the Public Transportation and Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan.
The coordinating committee meeting will also include an update of the 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
The public hearing will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the City Council chambers of the Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway.