Infrastructure Archives

CIP Complete: Carter Lane Sidewalk Project

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CIP Complete: Carter Lane Sidewalk Project

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The Carter Lane sidewalk project was completed in 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. This project included construction of a sidewalk and curb along the east side of Carter Lane betwee...

Forum Boulevard-Green Meadows Roundabout Complete

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Forum Boulevard-Green Meadows Roundabout Complete

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The Forum and Green Meadows Roundabout project was completed 30 days ahead of schedule in October 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. The intersection improvement project included utili...

Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

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Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference

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The "Advancing Renewables in the Midwest" conference is heading into its fifteenth year of identifying and promoting programs, policies, and projects to enhance the use of renewable energy resources throughout the Mid...

Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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Vandiver Parker Roundabout

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The Vandiver-Parker Roundabout project was completed in January 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. Roundabouts have been identified by Vision Zero as one of the proven ways of reducing...

Ballenger Lane Widening Project Complete

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Ballenger Lane Widening Project Complete

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The Ballenger Lane improvement project was completed in the summer of 2019 as part of the City of Columbia’s Capital Improvement Program. This Public Works project, which passed through the City’s public involvement p...

2019 Public Works Construction Projects Focus on Safety

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2019 Public Works Construction Projects Focus on Safety

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The City of Columbia Public Works Department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) seeks to improve street safety through a Vision Zero approach to project design and construction. All projects pass through a public inv...

2019 State of the City Address

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2019 State of the City Address

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Interim City Manager John Glascock presents the 2019 State of the City report. In it, he touches briefly on citizen satisfaction, employee compensation, public safety, infrastructure, finances, and looking forward to ...

Mill and Overlay

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Mill and Overlay

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Mill and overlay consists of two major steps: milling the street and laying new asphalt. To mill the street, workers use heavy equipment to remove the surface of the street and place it into dump trucks and returned t...

Crack Seal

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Crack Seal

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Crack sealing involves using a liquid asphalt substance to seal cracks between the concrete panels of the roadway. The sealing material is covered with sand or saw-dust to reduce the amount of product from sticking to...

Chip Seal

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Chip Seal

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A thin film of heated asphalt liquid is sprayed on the road surface, followed by the placement of small “chips” or stones. Heavy rollers then go over the chips to compact and adhere them to the existing asphalt. Exces...