COLUMBIA - MoDOT will alter traffic on Stadium Boulevard near the Columbia Mall to accommodate increased holiday traffic. The work begins Sunday evening, adjusting signal lights and traffic flow.
The I-70 south outer roadway will change to a right turn in, right turn out on both sides of Stadium Boulevard. Left turns will no longer be allowed to or from Stadium Boulevard. Drivers hoping to access Stadium Boulevard from the east side should use Beverly Drive and Bernadette Drive to get on the road. Drivers on the west side of Stadium Boulevard should use Knipp Street and Bernadette Drive to get on Stadium Boulevard.
The signals at Stadium Boulevard and the south outer roadway will change to accommodate an extended left turn lane from southbound Stadium Boulevard to eastbound Bernadette Drive. There will also be an extension on the left turn lane for northbound Stadium Boulevard to westbound I-70.
These changes will remain permanent after the holiday season, to begin work on Stadium Boulevard's new diverging diamond interchange.
A map of the upcoming changes is available, provided by MoDOT.