Due to weather conditions, Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., contractor for the City of Columbia, postponed performing pavement repair on Bethel Street south of West Nifong Boulevard and north of West Southampton Drive to Monday, June 1. This work is part of the Nifong/Forum Corridor Improvement Project.
During repairs, Bethel Street will be a one-way, southbound street from West Nifong Boulevard to West Southampton Drive. While work is expected to take approximately one week to complete, weather permitting, Bethel Street will remain a one-way street until Monday, June 15, to allow the concrete to cure. Keeping traffic off the pavement during the curing process greatly improves the durability of the pavement and reduces future maintenance costs.
Motorists, pedestrians and nonmotorized transportation users are urged to exercise extreme caution when in the work zone and find alternative routes when possible.
Related Press Release(s):
Pavement repair planned on Bethel Street beginning May 26
First phase of Nifong/Forum Corridor Improvement Project scheduled to begin May 4