Public Works Collects Public Comments on Providence Road Project

3 years 4 months 3 days ago March 20, 2013 Mar 20, 2013 Wednesday, March 20 2013 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:42:00 PM CDT in News
By: Ruohan Xu

COLUMBIA - The Public Works Department collected public comments on ten presented options for the Providence Road improvement project Wednesday night.

More than 100 residents showed up for the public input meeting. City Manager Mike Matthes and some city council members also came to the meeting.

Matthes said he was glad to see so many people interested in the project.

The project's original plan was controversial, which put eight historic houses in danger along Providence Road. Both the Historic Preservation Commission and the Public Works Department have proposed alternatives to save these houses.

Scott Bitterman, street manager for the Public Works Department, said Providence Road and Stadium Boulevard are two of the busiest roads in Columbia, and this project aims to solve some of the traffic concerns.

The department presented ten different options along with their estimated costs. The public was asked to pick one of their favorites and leave any additional comments. Open options include signals at just Turner and Burnam, signals at Rollins and Burnam, a road from Turner to Clarkson, a road from Rollins to Clarkson, or do nothing at all. Some of these options would still affect two houses.

Chris Walthall said she loves her neighborhood, the Grasslands, and she came to make sure that no house around her neighborhood would be taken down. She said her favorite plan is option six, which would add a signal at Burnam Road behind her neighborhood without affecting any nearby houses.

John Shrum, another Grasslands resident, said he does not agree with just tearing down houses for the sake of development.

"The combination of some of the options could be choices. Not necessary one standing alone. I think we should slow down the process just a little bit to gather the information," Shrum said.

The Public Works Department also allows the public to provide comments online before April 3. And it will generate a report in front of the city council on April 15.

 

 

Related Stories

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - With the extreme heat this weekend, local medical experts told people to be aware of the signs of... More >>
18 minutes ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:53:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Knights of Columbus hosted a barbecue fundraiser for the country's first Special Olympics training... More >>
2 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:54:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Athletes, parents and officials across Columbia attempted to beat the heat while participating in the Show Me State... More >>
2 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:21:00 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot... More >>
4 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:10:16 PM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out a woman's lawsuit against Home Depot over the deaths of... More >>
4 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:38:15 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri , man is accused of spitting in a police officer's eye and... More >>
4 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:29:44 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA — A group of young athletes braved the high heat this morning doing more than most people do before... More >>
5 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:36:00 AM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Roy Blunt has served in Congress for two decades, but as he seeks re-election to the... More >>
6 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:39:32 AM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An incoming high school senior from the Kansas City area will be one of the youngest... More >>
6 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:33:28 AM CDT in News
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fair had better turnout than expected with Sturgeon hosting it for the first time.... More >>
10 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:02:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Early Thursday morning, a man was shot during an argument with a neighbor about a “no parking” sign... More >>
16 hours ago July 23, 2016 Jul 23, 2016 Saturday, July 23 2016 Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:03:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Two mid-Missouri Republican delegates said the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week was very successful. Columbia... More >>
17 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 11:06:00 PM CDT in News
GALENA (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol said an 18-year-old has drowned in Table Rock Lake. The patrol... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 8:03:19 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 7:59:24 PM CDT in News
LIBERTY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, woman has been ordered to spend 15 years in prison for the stabbing... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 7:48:54 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Jurors have awarded a woman who sued the Missouri Veterans Commission and its director nearly $3... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 7:44:12 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — A former hospital built for temporary use after a 2011 tornado in Joplin is being transformed into... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 7:38:39 PM CDT in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton said in a text message to supporters that she's picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to... More >>
20 hours ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 7:27:57 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 95°
5pm 96°
6pm 94°
7pm 93°
8pm 91°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

2:00p
Celebrity Golf
5:00p
Paid Program
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
3:00p
Back in the Day
5:00p
Crazy Talk
5:30p
Crazy Talk

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Bourne Identity
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld