SCHEDULE UPDATE: Beginning Monday, April 6, a section of Route H on the northeast side of the Columbia Regional Airport is scheduled to close for 30 days. Access to the Airport from Highway 63 shall remain open. (The original date was March 30.)
Beginning Monday, April 6, a section of Route H on the northeast side of the Columbia Regional Airport is scheduled to be closed to through traffic for approximately 30 days, weather permitting. Access to Airport Drive and the Columbia Regional Airport from Highway 63 shall remain open throughout construction. Utility work is taking place prior to construction, weather permitting. Minor delays may occur.
The closure of Route H, east of Airport Drive, is required to complete the connection of the relocated Route H. Emery Sapp & Sons is the City of Columbia's contractor for the project. This relocation will allow the extension of the primary airport runway 900 feet to the north and was identified and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Rangeline Road and most of the newly relocated Route H will remain open during the closure to provide alternate routes to the north and south. Motorists, nonmotorized transportation users and pedestrians are urged to exercise extreme caution in the work zone and to use alternate routes.