Improving storm drainage on Bull Street, inbound traffic to be impacted

Cottontown area of Bull Street. Karamie Sullivan photos

The city of Columbia wants to notify citizens of possible upcoming traffic delays on the inbound lanes of Bull Street, near the intersection at Victoria and Franklin Streets, beginning Monday. Drivers are to be advised that inbound lanes will be impacted until the utility work is completed. All should adhere to the signage and prepare for delays as travel lanes shift, according to the city.

Columbia Water is in the process of improving storm drain infrastructure in the Cottontown area. The project includes upgrading stormwater infrastructure at the corner of Franklin and Bull Streets. In addition to the stormwater project, the city is also installing new waterlines within the project corridor. The projects were coordinated to make sure traffic flow would only be impacted once. The new infrastructure will reduce the localized flooding, increase fire protection, and improve water quality for residents in the projected area.

The traffic delays and detours may last up to 30 days. The city urges drivers to adhere to the detour signs and reroute accordingly. The Columbia Water department apologizes for the inconvenience the project may cause its customers.

Any additional questions can be made to the City of Columbia Customer Care Center at 803-545-3300.

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