Expected traffic impacts week of Dec. 21
Rangeline Street and Garth Avenue will be closed next week for demolition of the existing eastbound Interstate 70 bridges at those locations.
There will be no lane closures on I-70 next week.
The sidewalks along Rangeline Street between I-70 and Vandiver Drive will remain closed for several months 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 Rangeline 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 next summer. 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.