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Columbia City Council moves forward with new pedestrian crossing downtown

Columbia City Hall - downtown Columbia
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Columbia City Hall - downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Several items on the consent agenda were unanimously approved by Columbia City Council members Tuesday night, including the new pedestrian crossing downtown.

The unanimous approval allows the city to put out a call for construction bids.

This project includes a new crosswalk connecting the northeast corner to the southeast corner of the Fourth Street and Broadway intersection.

It will also include a new sidewalk and parking configuration along the north side of Broadway. Plus, the westbound traffic lanes on Broadway between Fourth and Fifth streets will be reduced to a single lane.

The estimated total project cost is $278,000 including design, easement acquisition, utility relocation, and construction.

Construction is planned for the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022.

During the meeting, council members did not discuss parking for the Cherry Street Hotel or plans for taxiway improvements at the Columbia Regional Airport.

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Zola Crowder joined the ABC 17 News team as a multimedia journalist in June 2020 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a broadcast journalism degree. Before reporting at ABC 17, Zola was a reporter at KOMU where she learned to cover politics, crime, education, economics and more.

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