The long-awaited reopening of South Columbia Road will take place this afternoon. On Friday, August 30, 2013, construction crews will reopen all lanes of traffic from 11
Avenue South to the Columbia Road overpass.
The on-ramp and off-ramp connections to the Columbia Road overpass that have been closed for the past few weeks will reopen at the same time.
In addition the pedestrian trail access to the Columbia Road Overpass will reopen later this afternoon.
However, work on the overall project remains. Crews will be performing landscape restoration, general cleanup and miscellaneous work during the next few weeks.
Motorists should expect temporary lane closures to accommodate construction equipment for the remaining work. The stretch of road has been under construction since early May, and was completely closed to through traffic for nearly four months.