columbia public works http://kbia.org en Compressed natural gas station should be finished by the end of July http://kbia.org/post/compressed-natural-gas-station-should-be-finished-end-july <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; The end of July will bring natural gas to Columbia. Columbia’s first compressed natural gas, or CNG, station is expected to be completed late this month but not all are in favor of the impact the project will make.</p><p> The plan to build a natural gas station started last September when the Columbia City Council approved a 15-year contract with Clean Energy, a natural gas provider.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:52:50 +0000 Lina Young 55483 at http://kbia.org Compressed natural gas station should be finished by the end of July Innovative pavement helps solve drainage problem http://kbia.org/post/innovative-pavement-helps-solve-drainage-problem <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia Public Works Department had a problem. There were too many employees for its small parking lot. Workers would park along the street, disturbing residents living close to the department. At the end of the parking lot was an underground cavity, which was used to drain water into local creeks and rivers in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and has not been used since. But it was a good place to add onto the current lot, however there was a worry about drainage.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:53:23 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 54027 at http://kbia.org Innovative pavement helps solve drainage problem New pavement helps solve drainage problem http://kbia.org/post/new-pavement-helps-solve-drainage-problem <p>The Columbia Public Works Department had a problem.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:13:48 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 53830 at http://kbia.org New pavement helps solve drainage problem Columbia Public Works shares plans for project http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-works-shares-plans-project <p>The Columbia Public Works Department hosted an open house Wednesday night at Mill Creek Elementary School to present design concepts on a future road project.</p><p>Phase three of the Scott Boulevard road construction project is set to begin in 2016. The department plans to add four miles of new sidewalk and nine storm mitigation basins from Vawter School Road to Route KK.</p><p>Other highlights include expanding the road to five lanes and building a new bridge over Mill Creek.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:07:25 +0000 Sam Knef 50779 at http://kbia.org Columbia Public Works shares plans for project Snow and cold temps make clearing roads difficult in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/snow-and-cold-temps-make-clearing-roads-difficult-columbia <p>Mid-Missouri drivers are dealing with slippery roads Thursday after a winter storm that dumped two inches of snow in Columbia, according to <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=lsx&amp;product=RTP&amp;issuedby=lsx">the National Weather Service</a>.</p><p>Across Mid-Missouri, as of 10:00am Thursday morning highways were listed as either covered or partly covered according to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s traveler information map. Check for the latest updates <a href="http://traveler.modot.org/map/">at this link</a>. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:02:01 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 46107 at http://kbia.org Snow and cold temps make clearing roads difficult in Columbia Safety project proposes barrier along College Ave. http://kbia.org/post/safety-project-proposes-barrier-along-college-ave <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College Avenue, a four-lane highway on the east boundary of the MU campus, may be getting a new look in the near future.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:11:44 +0000 Jonathan Fenton 44136 at http://kbia.org Safety project proposes barrier along College Ave. Columbia adopts new neighborhood traffic plan http://kbia.org/post/columbia-adopts-new-neighborhood-traffic-plan <p>Columbia’s city council adopted the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Monday.</p><p>The program allows the Public Works Department to work with residents to fix problems in their neighborhood and aims to help calm traffic on residential streets. A neighborhood can make a request to fix traffic and a study will be performed to see if the issue is of legitimate concern.</p><p>“It’s great to have some kind of uniform strategy for handling questions that come up from neighborhood residents and neighborhood leaders,” said Community Development Director Tim Teddy.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:00:20 +0000 Samantha Ware 44017 at http://kbia.org Columbia adopts new neighborhood traffic plan Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy http://kbia.org/post/airports-contribute-11-billion-missouris-economy <p>The 108 airports in Missouri contributed $11 billion to Missouri’s economy, with $3.1 billion of that coming from 100,621 jobs, according to a study released by the Missouri Department of Transportation.</p><p>The study looked at direct impact money, which includes the salaries of airport workers, ticket revenue and contractors hired for construction. In addition to the direct impact, there is indirect impact money that includes hotel room and rental car sales.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:23:24 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 43954 at http://kbia.org Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy Columbia Public Works takes comments on Clark Lane project http://kbia.org/post/columbia-public-works-takes-comments-clark-lane-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Public Works Department held an informal meeting Wednesday to present design concepts for its Clark Lane Non-motorized Improvement Project.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:00:59 +0000 Brittany Rendak 43401 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents will vote on bond issue for sewer repairs http://kbia.org/post/columbia-residents-will-vote-bond-issue-sewer-repairs <p>Columbia voters will decide next Tuesday whether to approve funding to maintain and repair the city's aging sewer system.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:31:24 +0000 Chris Gothner 42871 at http://kbia.org Columbia residents will vote on bond issue for sewer repairs Columbia employs iPhone technology for parking violations http://kbia.org/post/columbia-employs-iphone-technology-parking-violations <p>Columbia Public Works is using a new form of technology to enforce parking regulations. The department has started using smart phones to document parking tickets, correspond with other agencies involved in issuing the tickets, and to take photos of the parking violations.</p><p>This technology will replace the currently used devices which use outdated technology and have caused complications in communication. Columbia Parking Supervisor Tanner Morrell says the phones are simplifying the communication between the agencies involved in issuing tickets.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:31:21 +0000 Shay McAlister 36524 at http://kbia.org Columbia employs iPhone technology for parking violations Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March http://kbia.org/post/columbia-will-not-be-reimbursing-american-airlines-march <p>The American Airlines announced that the Columbia Regional Airport reached its revenue goal for the month of March. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:41:19 +0000 Joshua Teasley 32600 at http://kbia.org Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia http://kbia.org/post/snow-cleanup-closes-parts-downtown-columbia <p>Parts of downtown Columbia will be closed to traffic on Friday night for snow removal. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:24:11 +0000 Megan Schultz 29361 at http://kbia.org Snow cleanup closes parts of downtown Columbia City launches parking project for North Village residents http://kbia.org/post/city-launches-parking-project-north-village-residents <p align="left">The Columbia City is launching a parking permit program today, hoping to alleviate a parking shortage in the North Village area. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:30:47 +0000 HyungJin Gill 29349 at http://kbia.org City launches parking project for North Village residents Columbia officials prepare for winter storm http://kbia.org/post/columbia-officials-prepare-winter-storm <p></p><p>Officials in Missouri are making preparations for a winter storm that’s expected to hit Columbia during the morning commute Thursday.</p><p>The National Weather Service says the storm, which already has dumped inches of snow and rain out West and across the plains states, is projected to bring at least two to four inches of snow accumulation and up to two tenths of an inch of ice in Columbia and surrounding areas.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:35:33 +0000 Eric Staszczak 29214 at http://kbia.org Columbia officials prepare for winter storm Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve http://kbia.org/post/officials-stress-caution-roads-new-years-eve <p>The Columbia Public Works department says, based on local forecasts for winter weather, the department decided to start pre-treating roadways this morning. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:13:58 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26613 at http://kbia.org Officials stress caution on roads on New Year's Eve Yellow lines painted to ameliorate parking problems near Grant Elementary http://kbia.org/post/yellow-lines-painted-ameliorate-parking-problems-near-grant-elementary <p>Columbia Public Works Department workers recently painted yellow lines to restrict parking along Crestmere and South Garth Avenue.</p><p>Crestmere Avenue residents are frustrated at the parking situation on their street. Library patrons and parents with children in Grant Elementary school park on the street, leaving no room for residents. Workers painted the yellow lines after a resident asked their council representative to review the situation. Public Works Department Engineer Richard Stone said the yellow lines provide information to motorists.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:23:38 +0000 Jenn Cooper 22965 at http://kbia.org Public sees plans for new sewer lines in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/public-sees-plans-new-sewer-lines-columbia <p>Columbia public works officials are removing private sewer lines from local neighborhoods.&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 09 Oct 2012 22:26:38 +0000 Chloe Dake 22523 at http://kbia.org New bus route to Columbia Farmers Market http://kbia.org/post/new-bus-route-columbia-farmers-market <p>Last Saturday was the first day of a new bus route that takes passengers from the University of Missouri Student Center to the Columbia Farmers Market. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 22:13:22 +0000 Paige Sinker 12107 at http://kbia.org New bus route to Columbia Farmers Market Riding with the Bike Brigade http://kbia.org/post/riding-bike-brigade <p>This week, we hear how one person deals with homesickness, when home is almost ten thousand miles away. But first, we hit the streets of Columbia on bikes. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:49:35 +0000 Scarlett Robertson & Harum Helmy & Lee Jian Chung 11574 at http://kbia.org Riding with the Bike Brigade