SIKESTON-The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a community briefing from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 to discuss improvements to Route W (Columbia Street) in Farmington, Mo. The briefing will be held at the Farmington Fire Station, located at 222 East Columbia St.
"Visitors can stop-by anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. to discuss the details of the project with a member of the project team and provide their comments," said Project Manager Jason Williams.
The project will include resurfacing Route W (Columbia Street) from Westmount Drive to Main Street, including Liberty Street between Main Street and Franklin Street. The Route W/Black Knight Drive intersection will be improved with the addition of left turn lanes on Columbia Street and Black Knight Drive. Concrete islands will be added to Black Knight Drive to accommodate future traffic signals, in the event that traffic growth continues in this location. In addition, sidewalks along the route will be upgraded from Westmount Drive to First Street.
Work is expected to begin in spring 2014, with completion anticipated by the end of the year.
During a majority of the construction, work zones will consist of two-way, one-lane traffic with pilot car escorts. Route W (Columbia Street) will close between Westmount Drive and Black Knight Drive for approximately one month during installation of a new box culvert.
MoDOT will complete the project as a cost share with the City of Farmington. Following completion of the project, Route W (Columbia Street) will become part of the city's road system, and MoDOT will no longer maintain the roadway.
For more information, please contact Williams at (573) 472-5290, Transportation Project Designer Jeff Wachter at (573) 472-5294 or MoDOT's Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK MODOT (275-6636). An online meeting, including the meeting handout and an opportunity to comment, is available at: www.modot.org/southeast/news_and_information/public_meetings.