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I-70 Bridge Update

Expected traffic impacts Nov. 1-7

  • The left westbound I-70 driving lane from just east of Rangeline to Providence will be closed from 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Nov. 1 and from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Nov. 2-4. Motorists will enter the lane closure traveling in the right lane and once through the work zone near Rangeline will be moved to the left lane when traveling through the work zone near Garth Avenue.   
  • This closure will allow the contractor to pave the new auxiliary lane for the westbound I-70 on-ramp at Providence. 
  • The westbound lanes of I-70 from Providence to east of the I-70 off-ramp at Business Loop will be restriped to 11 feet wide on Nov. 1 and will remain in place until Nov. 9, at which time the lanes will be restriped to 12 feet wide.
  • The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph.
  • Garth Avenue is scheduled to be closed at night on Thursday, November 5 for bridge work.

Expected traffic impacts Nov. 8-13

  • The right westbound I-70 driving lane from east of Rangeline to east of Providence will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Nov. 8-13. 
  • The closure will allow the contractor to grade & pave the westbound I-70 bypass at Rangeline.  
  • The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced from 60 mph to 50 mph.

Pedestrian Impacts

The sidewalks along Rangeline Street between I-70 and Vandiver Drive remain closed due to the construction. Pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to detour around the closed sidewalks by taking Business Loop 70 to Providence Road to Vandiver Drive.  They can also use Columbia’s public transit system, COMO Connect, to travel through the area. The Co-Mo Connect Black Connector has stops at Boone Electric Cooperative and Rangline on the south side of I-70 and at Rangeline and Vandiver on the north side of I-70.  Maps showing the pedestrian detour route and the COMO Black Connector Route can be found online at www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges. NOTE: COMO Connect will give free rides to people needing to get through Rangeline as long as construction lasts.

The sidewalk along Garth Avenue between Business Loop and East Texas Avenue will be closed to pedestrian traffic until mid- to late November. Pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to detour around the closed sidewalk by taking Business Loop 70 to Providence Road to East Texas Avenue. A map showing the pedestrian detour route can be found on the project website -  www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.

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