MoDot to Build New Interchange and Expand Stadium Boulevard

6 years 3 months 1 day ago Friday, March 15 2013 Mar 15, 2013 Friday, March 15, 2013 1:54:00 PM CDT March 15, 2013 in Continuous News
By: Madison Alewel
loading

COLUMBIA - Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) briefed the public Friday about a $12.8 million expansion plan for Stadium Boulevard. Beginning Monday, MoDOT crews will start construction on a diverging diamond interchange at Stadium Boulevard and Interstate 70. It will be the first diverging interchange in central Missouri. The project also consists of widening Stadium Boulevard between Bernadette Drive and Broadway from two lanes to three on each side. 

The roadways involved in the expansion project serve the Columbia Mall and numerous shops, restaurants, and businesses. MoDOT engineer Mike Schupp advised traffic will get worse before it gets better. MoDOT plans to do most construction at night, but motorist should still expect delays until the project is finished. 

The first phase of the project involves building a diverging diamond interchange, which allows motorists to make free left turns. With the interchange, vehicles won't cross opposing traffic, reducing the chance of collision. The interchange can also handle larger volumes of traffic. MoDOT officials said the new interchange will reduce congestion and make travel safer for motorists. 

Motorists entering the interchange on Stadium will be directed to the opposite side of the roadway after traveling through a set of traffic lights. Those who want to get on the interstate will turn left on the ramp without stopping for more lights or crossing opposing traffic. Drivers going straight will proceed through the second set of traffic lights, redirecting them to the right side of the road.

Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. of Columbia is the contractor for the $12.8 million project. The expansion is funded through a cost-share agreement between MoDOT, the City of Columbia, and three transportation development districts. The project is scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2014. 

For more information on how the diverging diamond interchange will work, visit MoDOT's website

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A bill dubbed the "Jedi Disposal Act" could soon make Missouri the first state to allow... More >>
1 hour ago Sunday, June 16 2019 Jun 16, 2019 Sunday, June 16, 2019 2:50:12 PM CDT June 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The missing 5-year-old girl found safe in North Carolina this week is now back in her father's custody.... More >>
19 hours ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:59:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Shelter Insurance will hold its 43rd season of Concerts in the Garden series. According to Shelter Insurance's... More >>
20 hours ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 8:12:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
MORGAN COUNTY - Five people were injured when a passenger boat exploded on the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday afternoon.... More >>
21 hours ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 6:56:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COOPER COUNTY - One man is dead and another injured after a two vehicle collision in Cooper County Friday afternoon.... More >>
23 hours ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:20:47 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
HATTON - One man is in custody after leading Callaway County Sheriff's deputies on a chase near Hatton Friday evening.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:04:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Workers and volunteers began cleaning up Cooper’s Landing Saturday after recent flooding forced them to close down their... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 3:04:00 PM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Two more women were arrested in connection to the case of a missing Boone County child who was... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, June 15 2019 Jun 15, 2019 Saturday, June 15, 2019 10:12:00 AM CDT June 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Cooper's Landing is asking people to help them clean up after recent flooding. The restaurant closed nearly... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 11:10:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in Continuous News
MEXICO - Ayanna Shivers made history on April 8 when the Mexico City Council elected her mayor. Shivers is... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 10:58:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
RUSSELLVILLE - The volunteer fire department in Russellville is celebrating after receiving new tires for one of its trucks. ... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 9:42:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - A Chariton County man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of his fiance has pleaded not guilty.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 9:04:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - People living along West Broadway in Columbia are joining forces to protect three 100 year old houses. ... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 7:08:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – Employees at Veterans United Home Loans donated $100,000 Friday to the American Red Cross for tornado and... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 6:44:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Skateboard enthusiasts say there's no reason for newbies to be afraid of taking part in Saturday's Shred Fest.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 6:21:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
CALIFORNIA - A Fortuna man who previously pleaded guilty to killing a baby and burning the body asked to withdraw... More >>
2 days ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 4:12:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Preservationists in the capital city are implementing a plan to avoid demolition of historic buildings hit by... More >>
2 days ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 2:38:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A neighborhood block party the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department will host Saturday aims to bring the neighborhood... More >>
2 days ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 2:15:00 PM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 83°
5pm 83°
6pm 82°
7pm 80°
8pm 77°