Residents Voice Opinions in Providence Road Expansion Plan

9 years 9 months 3 weeks ago November 29, 2006 Nov 29, 2006 Wednesday, November 29 2006 Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:17:21 PM CST in News

Even thought he'd rather have his backyard view stay the same, he has since given in to the idea.

"Its a ball starting to roll and it is not going to stop until it reaches its end point. And it's end point is the extension of Providence," he explained.

The construction will start 700 feet north of Vandiver Drive, adding 3,300 feet all the way to Blue Ridge. The project also includes a 430 feet long bridge over Bear Creek. Columbia Public Works is compiling feedback and will use it in planning the next steps in the project.

"We will take a council memo requesting approval of the alignment and asking council to go ahead and move towards final construction plans and ultimately bid the project and construct the project," said David Nichols, Public Works Dept.

Many residents at the latest meeting feel the project is a positive thing.

"Columbia is growing and expanding so much that it has become necessary for road improvements," said Bill Pauls, Columbia resident.

Residents will have another opportunity to voice their opinions in an upcoming public city council meeting but a specific meeting hasn't been announced yet.

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