interstate 70

Police Say Two Pedestrians Killed on Same Stretch of I-70

Feb 19, 2018
Meiying Wu

Police say two pedestrians have been killed in separate incidents on a two-mile stretch of Interstate 70 near Columbia in central Missouri.

Columbia police says 35-year-old Jerry Martin, of Florissant, was killed Saturday when he was hit by a vehicle as he walked along the interstate. Martin was killed. Police say the vehicle fled the scene, and officials continued Saturday evening to search for the car and driver.


Motorists in the Columbia area may have to alter their normal driving route.

As the second phase of construction begins for three Columbia-area bridges on Interstate 70, the Missouri Department of Transportation is warning travelers of traffic impacts around the city.

According to a MoDOT press release, I-70 westbound traffic at Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street will be redirected to new westbound bridges. The lane shift at Rangeline will begin the evening of December 8, and the Garth shift will start the evening of December 9.

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Tuesday marks the first day of legislative bill pre-filing as 201 bills were for Missouri’s 2016 General Assembly Session. Legislators have between Dec 1 and the 60th legislative day of session, or March 7, 2016, to introduce bills for readings. Many of the proposed bills among those pre-filed today look to improve highway and road infrastructure to better support Missouri’s economy.

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An investigation is still underway after a seven vehicle collision on I-70 Tuesday morning left two people dead and five injured.

Columbia Bridge Work to Close I-70

Oct 13, 2015
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Starting tonight, construction on Interstate 70 bridges at Rangeline Street, Business Loop 70 and Garth Avenue will leave one lane of I-70 open in each direction overnight from 9pm to 5am Monday through Friday. The bridges will remain open with two lanes in each direction during the day.

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is investigating about 10 percent of the 200 ideas it's received under a new program aimed at improving Interstate 70.

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Missouri transportation officials are warning drivers that construction projects will cause delays on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis this summer.

The state is encouraging drivers to avoid using the interstate at peak travel times on Friday and Sunday afternoons. It says delays of up to an hour are possible in some areas.

Alternate routes include U.S. 50 south of the interstate or U.S. 36 to the north.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says the main cause of congestion will be work on bridges over the Blackwater River near Marshall Junction.

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  The Missouri Department of Transportation today announced Columbia-based Emory Sapp and Sons as the contractor selected to replace three bridges over Interstate 70. The $18 million project will replace bridges over Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street.

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Facing limited funding and a cross-state highway in need of improvements, the Missouri Department of Transportation is asking for suggestions from the public on ways to turn Interstate 70 into a "highway of the future."

A state lawmaker wants to increase the speed limit on Missouri's rural interstates and freeways from 70 mph.

Missouri officials have approved a list of more than 800 projects that would be funded if voters approve a sales tax for transportation on the August ballot.

The list endorsed Wednesday by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission totals $4.8 billion over a decade for state roads, bridges and other modes of transportation.

Local governments also would get a share of the proposed three-quarters cent sales tax for their own transportation projects.

The state list includes 330 new or improved bridges and 3,255 miles of resurfacing on roads.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of I-70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."

The governor said a popular outing during the 1880s was to drive horses and buggies to the rock for a picnic. But the rock also has been called "slave rock," which comes from a widespread belief that slave auctions occurred at the site.

Nixon says the highway designation would have elevated one part of the site's history above the others.

I-70 construction to start at Stadium Blvd.

Mar 15, 2013

Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard will start next week.

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A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state's transportation needs met Monday afternoon in Columbia.

Boone County is trying to find funds for a construction project to widen lanes on the Route Z bridge over Interstate 70.