Phase three of Scott Boulevard project begins Friday

5 years 1 month 3 days ago Friday, August 28 2015 Aug 28, 2015 Friday, August 28, 2015 2:44:00 AM CDT August 28, 2015 in News
By: Katie Hynes, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The third phase of the Scott Boulevard Corridor project began Friday morning. 

Emery Sapp and Sons, a contractor for Columbia, began work on phase three of the Scott Boulevard Corridor project around 7 a.m. Friday morning.  The project will widen the road to three lanes with left turn pockets and create a new roundabout at Scott Blvd and Route KK.

"Our goal is not only to more effectively move vehicle traffic," Steven Sapp, public information specialist for Columbia Public Works, said. "But as part of this process we'll add over four miles of headways and sidewalks so we'll improve pedestrian access to this corridor as well."

The $8 million dollar project is financed through the 2005 voter approved Capital Improvement ¼ cent Sales Tax, transportation sales tax funds and county road improvement funds.

"Certainly any time we do this we realize we're causing headaches and inconveniences to drivers," Sapp said. "We understand that but we also appreciate they're patience because what we're really doing is investing in the infrastructure for not only the residents and businesses and residences along Scott Boulevard but since this is a major roadway it actually helps all of Columbia."

Columbia Public Works (CPW) encourages motorists living west of the Scott Boulevard and Route KK intersection to travel north on Howard Orchard Road to Brushwood Lake Road to Vawter School Road as an alternate route. CPW encourages motorists living south of the Scott Blvd and Route KK intersection to use Route K to Forum Blvd, Bethel Street, or South Providence Road as alternate routes.

"People can receive updates on the project from our website," Sapp said. "We'll be posting photos and updates every week so people stay informed."

Updates will also be posted to the Columbia Public Works Facebook page. Sapp said the road would be closed for about five months.

 

 

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