Posted: Aug 20, 2012 7:32 PM by Kelly Carlson
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 10:17 PM
COLUMBIA - Trittenbach Construction and the City of Columbia began construction Monday near downtown Columbia. The goal is to improve storm sewers and add a left turn lane for east-bound Walnut Street traffic at College Avenue.
South-bound College Avenue near Walnut street will be down to a single lane. Also, Walnut Street between Hubble and College Avenue will be closed. Both north-bound lanes on College Avenue will remain open on Monday and Tuesday.
Starting Wednesday, both south-bound lanes will be closed. North-bound traffic will reduce to a single lane and one north-bound lane will be used for south-bound traffic.
Commuter Kimberly Tegerdine said, "As long as in the long-run, it makes the roadways and everything better, I don't mind the short term inconvenience."
The entire project is scheduled to be done by Friday, August 24.