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For more information, contact Sally Oxenhandler at (573) 522-3375 or MoDOT Communications at 573-751-3322.

December 06, 2016 08:31 AM
Speed Limit to Be Reduced on Missouri Route 163 in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. – To improve safety on Missouri Route 163 (Providence Road) in Columbia, the Columbia City Council, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has passed an ordinance lowering the speed limit from 55 mph to 50 mph on Route 163 from Mick Deaver Memorial Drive to Route K.

The new speed limit will take effect when permanent signs are posted on Wednesday, Dec. 7, weather permitting. Message boards have been placed at both ends of the route to inform motorists of the speed limit reduction.

The deciding factors for the speed limit change were a combination of the area’s crash history, access to the road, an increase in traffic due to growth in the area, and the presence of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

“We believe that the lower speed limit will make traveling on this stretch of Providence Road safer,” said MoDOT Senior Traffic Studies Specialist John Schaefer. “As with all speed limit studies, we considered the current vehicle speeds, crash history, pedestrian and bicycle activity, presence of parking, and roadway alignment in making this change.”

For more information, visit www.modot.org/central or call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636).



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