Stadium and Old Highway 63 Intersection Improvement Project

    Funding Fiscal Year: 2017 Construction
    Photo of Old 63 South sign and traffic light
    Project Number: C00213
    Project Budget: $1,750,000
    Funding Source: 50% MoDOT & 50% 2005 Capital  Improvement Sales Tax
    Year Completed:

    Project Description – The intersection improvement project consists of adding pedestrian facilities and beautification of the intersection, as well as capacity improvements for automobile traffic. The capacity improvements include dual left turn lanes for those travelling from northbound to westbound and a right turn lane for westbound to northbound traffic.

    Project Status: The project began construction on March 20, 2017 and is scheduled to be completed Fall 2017, weather permitting.

    Project Costs – The estimated cost of this project is $1,750,000 . The cost will be split 50/50 between the City of Columbia and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.  The City portion will come from the quarter-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax approved by voters in 2005.

    Interested Parties Meeting: February 17, 2015

    Public Hearing: May 4, 2015

    Project Manager: Allison Anderson, P.E.

    Press Releases:

    Oct. 2, 2017
    Sept. 22, 2017
    Sept. 19, 2017
    Sept. 8, 2017
    March 16, 2017
    Feb. 10, 2015

    Project Information:

    Project Updates:

    Oct. 9, 2017: Workers were finishing up the pedestrian walkways at Stadium and Old 63 this morning. Rain has delayed the project a bit as far as plantings and landscaping, but otherwise the intersection is completely open to traffic. An announcement will be made when the project is complete.
    4 workers in yellow Tshirts and hats working on crosswalk.

    Oct. 2, 2017: Asphalt and striping is completed at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Old 63, ending the nightly lane restrictions announced on Sept. 22. Nightly lane restrictions were originally scheduled through Oct. 4. There are a few pavement markings that could not be installed until the asphalt has had some time to cure. These are scheduled to be installed later this month or early next month. Permanent signs are scheduled to be installed this week. 

    Sept. 22, 2017: [Schedule Change] Nighttime lane restrictions scheduled for Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 intersection, beginning Sept. 24: The City of Columbia Public Works Department announced on Sept. 22 that Capital Paving, a subcontractor for APLEX, Inc., plans to begin milling and paving operations at Stadium and Old 63 on Sunday evening, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m (a day earlier than previously announced). This will result in Stadium Boulevard being reduced to one lane in each direction at the approach to the intersection. Lane reductions will be in place each evening from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. The intersection will remain open; however, various turn lanes may be restricted and traffic delays may occur while the work operations pass through the intersection. Paving is expected to be completed by Oct. 4, weather permitting. Permanent markings will be replaced the week of Oct 2, weather permitting, which may also cause minor delays.

    Sept. 19, 2017:  Nighttime lane restrictions scheduled for Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 intersection, Sept. 25-Oct. 6: The City of Columbia Public Works Department announced on Sept. 19 that APLEX Inc. plans to begin milling and asphalt overlay operations at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 during evening hours starting Sept. 25, weather permitting. This will result in Stadium Boulevard being reduced to one lane in each direction at the approach to the intersection. Lane reductions will be in place each evening from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. Once the paving is done, new traffic markings will be installed. Paving and striping operations are expected to be completed by Oct. 6, weather permitting. Extreme caution is advised in the work zone. Flaggers will direct traffic, but commuters and students using the intersection should allow extra time for their commute or consider alternate routes if possible. Minor traffic delays are likely.

    Sept. 8, 2017:  Nighttime lane restrictions scheduled at Stadium Boulevard at Old 63 Intersection, Sept. 11-15: The City of Columbia Public Works Department announced on Sept. 8 that APLEX Inc. plans to begin installing center median islands at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Old 63 during evening hours, Sept. 11-16, weather permitting.This will result in Stadium Boulevard being reduced to one lane in each direction at the approach to the intersection. Lane reductions will be in place each evening Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.  Work is expected to be completed by 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16. No left turns will be permitted from Stadium onto Old 63 during this phase of construction. Right turn lanes will remain open.In addition to the median work, some repairs will be made to the access road at the southwest corner of the intersection. This access road will remain open but with limited access.Extreme caution is requested in the work zone. Students and others using the intersection during their commute may want to consider finding alternate routes as minor delays are always possible during construction. However, the intersection remains open without a detour.

    Aug. 31, 2017: The contractor has started working on center median island reconstruction this week. Weather permitting, medians should be finished mid to late September. Once the medians are reconstructed, the roadway will get a new asphalt overlay, most likely in late September. (Public updates will be issued before the asphalt overlay begins.) The project is still on schedule to be completed in the Fall of 2017. Extreme caution is requested in the work zone. Students and others using the intersection during their commute may want to consider finding alternate routes or beginning their morning commute a few minutes earlier as minor delays are always possible during construction. However, the intersection remains open without a detour.

    Heavy equipment working on media on Old 63 at the intersection with Stadium

    July 18, 2017: Crews working early to try to beat the rising heat index. This week they are installing Bio-Retention Basins on the North side of Stadium. Last week they started working on sidewalk and street improvements on the SW corner of the intersection that will continue for most of the summer.

    Workers doing cement work Worker spraying water on cement.


    June 28, 2017:While work is still being done in other sections, crews have moved to the northwest corner of the intersection. Improvements on this corner include a new right-turn lane from southbound Old 63 to Stadium. Right turns are not encouraged from southbound Old 63 to Stadium at this time; anyone choosing to make the right turn there should use extreme caution. Turning right on red at this location is not advised. Photo of workers and cement truck pouring cement

    June 23, 2017: The project is currently scheduled to finish up pavement and sidewalk on the northeast corner of the intersection the week of June 26. Once finished, work will move to the northwest corner of the intersection.  

    Photo of Stadium and Old 63 intersection
    Photo of new turning lane that is being built

    May 9, 2017: Contractor is working on Storm water drainage items.


    April 11, 2017: Aplex Inc. is currently working on the drainage structures on the NE corner of the intersection near Breaktime.  A subcontractor for Aplex is also installing foundations and wiring for the signals.

    Photo of back hoe and other equipment at intersection

     


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