COLUMBIA – Providence Road will close to all through traffic between Ash and Worley streets starting 7 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Saturday.
The closure will allow for the removal of the overpass that lets pedestrians cross from Douglass High School to the "Blind" Boone Community Center.
The overpass removal will require both north and southbound lanes to be closed to traffic. The sidewalks on both sides of Providence Road will also be closed to pedestrians.
The following traffic detours have been established:
- The northbound Providence Road detour will direct traffic right onto Ash Street, left onto Fifth Street, north on Fifth Street and then left onto Rogers Street, which will lead back to Providence Road.
- The southbound Providence Road detour will direct traffic right to Worley Street, left onto Garth Avenue, south on Garth Avenue and then left on Ash Street, which will lead back to Providence Road.
The overpass removal is part of a pedestrian safety enhancement plan on Providence Road, which includes the installation of pedestrian crossing signals and the construction of a median between Park and Worley streets. Both the crossing signals and the median are planned to be completed by the time the overpass is removed.
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