State transportation officials say feedback has been very positive about a proposed loop ramp at Columbia’s heavily-traveled Highway 63 and Grindstone Parkway interchange.
State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project manager Zach Osman says the loop ramp would help motorists traveling in both directions on Grindstone.
“So both directions will get to make a right turn, and that’s really going to clean up the capacity the most. There is no left turn movement anymore, it cleans up the signal timing. Traffic is going to spend a lot more time flowing, rather than stopping at the light,” Osman says.
About 80 people turned out for Thursday’s open house to learn details about the proposed $9-million project. MoDOT expects to award a bid in late 2023.