Waco and Route B Intersection Improvement

    Funding Fiscal Year: 
    Design 2017/Construction 2017
    Project Number:
    C00650
    Project Budget:
    $380,000
    Funding Source:
    2015 Capital Improvement Sales Tax Annual Funds
    Year Completed:
     

    Project Description: The necessity of intersection improvements at Waco Road and State Route B is prompted by the safety of commuters. Currently the four lanes and left turn lane on State Route B provides through movement while the two lanes of Waco Road must stop. From 2011 through 2015, there have been eight total crashes at this intersection, seven being injury crashes. The intersection improvements include mast arm signals, raised islands, pedestrian crosswalk, and restricted turning movements for the driveways located closest to the intersection.

    Project Status: Project is scheduled to begin Oct. 9, 2017.

    Project Manager: Nazmul Hussain, P.E.

    Interested Parties Meeting: September 8, 2016

    Public Hearing/Council Memo: November 7, 2016

    Location Maps: 

    Project Layout: IP Meeting Diagrams

    Press Releases:  Oct. 4, 2017


    PROGRESS UPDATES: 

    Oct. 4, 2017:

    Photograph of two large trucks and the Waco and Paris Road intersection

    Columbia Public Works announced on Oct. 4 that Meyer Electric plans to begin work on the Waco and Route B Intersection Improvement project on Monday, Oct. 9, weather permitting.  

    “Much needed improvements for this corridor and heavily used intersection should substantially increase the safety of commuters and everyone working in this vital industrial area of the city,” Public Works Director David Nichols said.

    Currently, the four lanes on State Route B and the left-turn lane provide through movement while the two lanes of Waco Road must stop. The intersection will see increased traffic with the expansion of Kraft/Heinz and the future Aurora Dairy. From 2011 through 2015, there were eight crashes at this intersection, seven with injuries.

    The intersection improvements include mast arm signals, raised islands, pedestrian crosswalks, and restricted turning movements for the driveways located closest to the intersection. 


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