COLUMBIA, MO (May 27, 2015) - Construction is set to begin on the College Avenue Safety Enhancement project on Monday, June 1 at 7:00 am. The project is scheduled to be substantially completed by Friday, August 21.
During construction, the inside north bound and south bound lanes will be closed. This will result in one lane traffic both north and south bound. In addition, there will be no pedestrian crossing allowed within the construction zone. Pedestrians should cross College at University or Rollins. There will be some sidewalk closures on both the east and west side of College Ave in the project areas from time to time.
Left turns from College Ave onto Rosemary and Wilson, or from Rosemary and Wilson onto College Ave will no longer be permitted.
The project consists of constructing a median in the current center left turn lane on College Ave between University Ave and Rollins St. During the project, there will be two signalized pedestrian crossing points added between University Ave and Rollins St.
Aplex Inc. from Linn, MO was the successful bidder, submitting a bid of $690,000. The funding for the project comes from a $750,000 MoDOT grant, and matching funds from the City of Columbia and the University of Missouri, each contributing $35,000. Total project cost, including engineering and design, is estimated at $824,000.
Motorist and non-motorized transportation users should use caution in the work zone, expect lane restrictions and minor delays, and use alternate routes if possible.
CASE Engineering Report and Recommendations:
H.A.W.K. Signal for Pedestrian Crossings:
Here's a great interactive web page put together by our partners at MoDOT which shows how a HAWK signal works for pedestrians and motorist to enhance safety. Click here -
In the news:
KMIZ, ABC-17 ran this story concerning the CASE project - click here
KOMU, NBC-8, ran this story concerning the CASE project - click here
Columbia Daily Tribune, November 14, 2013 - click here
*Columbia Missourian, June 25, 2010 - click here
*Columbia Missourian, November 15, 2013 - click here
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College Avenue Safety Enhancement project - Newsletter of January 2014 - click here
College Avenue Safety Enhancement project - Newsletter of April 2014 - click here
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