Traffic Impacts Week of May 2
Range Line Street
Range Line Street at Interstate 70 will be closed for 20 days beginning May 3, with I-70 eastbound traffic being switched to the new bridge over Range Line the night of May 2.
While the off-ramps at the interchange and the eastbound I-70 on ramp will remain open, drivers will only be able to make right turns as there will be no through lane open on Range Line.
Motorists are advised to avoid the work area as much as possible, as traffic delays and backups are likely, especially on side streets.
The primary focus will be to keep traffic from backing up on I-70, which means there will likely be minor delays on other routes as a result.
Eastbound I-70 drivers whose destination is south of I-70 are encouraged to use Stadium Boulevard to bypass the construction, although they can still go right on Range Line as well.
Those needing access north of the I-70 work area can take Providence Road, though Providence could move slowly due to the additional traffic volumes.
Route 63 travelers should use Stadium Boulevard to avoid the I-70 construction.
The Range Line closure will allow the contractor, Emery Sapp and Sons, to build a “dogbone” interchange at Range Line and I-70. The interchange, sometimes called a double roundabout interchange, will consist of two tear-shaped roundabouts that join together to form a single roundabout. Video animations showing both the old and new Range Line interchange can be found on the project website at www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges.
Business Loop/Creasy Springs
Creasy Springs Road at Business Loop remains closed through mid-May.
In addition, the eastbound Interstate 70 off-ramp at Business Loop will remain closed through the end of next week so the ramp can be widened.
Drivers will need to use city streets to get around the closures.
Road Work Ahead
Mid-May - The new bridge at Garth will be slid into place.
Early June - Business Loop at I-70 will be closed for 45 days to build a dual-lane roundabout on the south side of I-70 and to reconstruct Business Loop where it crosses under I-70.
Visit www.modot.org/ColumbiaBridges for complete information on pedestrian impacts.
View Construction Progress and Traffic Flow
Business Loop and Range Line - http://sapp.fullstreamwireless.com/