Columbia plans construction during students' spring break

8 months 1 week 6 days ago March 27, 2016 Mar 27, 2016 Sunday, March 27 2016 Sunday, March 27, 2016 2:55:00 PM CDT in News
By: Justice Henderson, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA- Columbia Public Works said it planned some road closures and construction projects while student are away on break.

Columbia Public Works said it's using the University of Missouri and Columbia Public Schools' spring breaks to get ahead on road projects. The city told KOMU 8 News it planned construction and closures to start Monday because the town will be emptier. It said the construction sites will cause be an inconvenience for less.

The city posted signs around the affected areas so drivers who are downtown for their daily commute can seek alternate routes and plan ahead for travel. 

Most of the projects are set to start Monday and be finished by the end of the week.

According to public works, some major spots to avoid include the intersection of Elm and Eighth Streets and the intersection of Fifth Street and Turner Avenue.

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