Holiday travelers expect I-70 traffic impact

1 year 8 months 4 weeks ago Monday, November 23 2015 Nov 23, 2015 Monday, November 23, 2015 2:23:00 PM CST November 23, 2015 in News
By: Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Drivers should expect a little extra traffic this holiday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close portions of I-70 Monday night to pave the bypasses near Rangeline Street and Garth Avenue. The construction is a part of the $18 million Columbia I-70 Bridges Project which started at the end of September.

MoDOT said it will close additional lanes from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday from just west of Garth to the Providence off-ramp. In addition, the right westbound lanes of I-70 will be closed from just east of Rangeline to just west of Garth Avenue. This closure will allow for grading and paving of the bypasses near Rangeline Street and Garth Avenue.

Taxi driver Terry Nickerson said he is not looking forward to the delay this holiday week.

"I think construction is a pain in the butt while it's going on, but when it's completed and it's done, it looks so beautiful," Nickerson said. "It just makes traffic flow so much easier."

MoDOT's Assistant District Engineer, Travis Koestner, said people can already see some changes on parts of the project at Rangeline and Garth.

"We're actually getting pretty far along with the bridge on Rangeline," Koestner said.

During the construction MoDOT lowered the speed limit from 60 to 50 mph in the work zones. 

Nickerson said this is important to remember for construction workers' safety.

"You slow down and you yield to give the right of way to the construction," Nickerson said.

Koestner said the bridge project is about 22 percent complete, and there will be more construction in the coming months.

"There will be a shift in traffic bypass that will occur here in a couple weeks," Koestner said. "You'll hear more about that when we get closer to it because I-70 traffic will actually shift onto the new bridge that will be built at Rangeline Street." 

MoDOT will suspend construction Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

To learn more about the project or to sign up for weekly email updates, visit the project website.

 

 

 

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