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Columbia’s Ash Street to close as ADA improvements continue on Route 163

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Installation of new Americans with Disability Act (ADA) improvements to Route 163 (Providence Road) in Columbia will require crews working for the Missouri Department of Transportation to close off access to Ash Street this week.

The roadway will be closed at the Route 163 intersection beginning at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. Work in this area is scheduled to be completed and the roadway reopened by the end of the week.

Message boards are in place advising motorists to find an alternate route while work takes place. Access to area businesses will continue.

This closure is part of an ongoing project that began earlier this year to make upgrades to Route 163 and Route 763 in Columbia in order to meet ADA requirements. Work includes making improvements to pedestrian signal systems, replacing sections of sidewalk, adding new curb ramps and creating new portions of driveways.

MoDOT appreciates the patience of motorists while work is taking place.

For more information about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central. Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook and Twitter for project updates.