Crossing Signal Upgrades to Require Lane Closures On Providence Road

COLUMBIA – Motorists in downtown Columbia are advised to slow down and watch for road work taking place at the intersection of Route 163 (Providence Road) and Walnut Street next week.

A utility company will be upgrading pedestrian signals starting Monday, June 8. The signal improvements will require cutting an open trench across Providence Road and placing a steel plate over the roadway.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane restrictions in place to allow for this work to take place. MoDOT says motorists should slow down in the area, obey all traffic signs and watch for crews on the road.

This utility Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, June 10.

This work is part of an ongoing ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) sidewalk improvement project on Providence Road in Columbia. For more information about that project, visit

This work is weather permitting and could be delayed. For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.


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