Construction in downtown Columbia may cause delays

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, September 17 2014 Sep 17, 2014 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:08:00 AM CDT September 17, 2014 in News
By: Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - Construction at the corner of Seventh and Locust Streets started at 7 a.m. Wednesday. It may cause delays in downtown Columbia.

Lane shifts are needed down both Locust and Seventh Streets as construction continues on the Opus student housing development. Crews will also revamp the storm and sanitary sewer service.

Many Columbia residents have complained that the city's infrastructure, specifically the sewer system, can't handle another big development in the area. However, the construction started Wednesday despite those complaints.

Public Works officials said drivers should show caution in the area and avoid it if possible.

Construction on the sewer system is scheduled to last until October 17.

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