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Long Awaited Airport Overpass Opens

| November 17, 2012

In 2007 as Chris Kelly was just beginning his campaign for the House of Representatives, he met with a group of Southern Boone citizens to better understand their local needs and priorities.  Two of the issues that emerged in the discussion that day were an overpass at the airport and a library for Southern Boone County.

Now, one day apart, both have come to pass, as Rep. Kelly prepares to leave HD 24, including southern and western Boone County, in order to serve the citizens of Columbia in the newly redistricted HD 45.

As Kelly noted in his remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Airport Overpass on November 16, the project required a great deal of cooperation among private sector and governmental entities in bringing the project to reality.  A “fast-tracked” project in MoDOT terms, Kelly praised MoDOT for their efficiency in finding the funds for the Overpass and new outer road system from the savings in other projects.

See media coverage of the ceremony at the Overpass:

Highway 63 Improvements Are Celebrated (Columbia Tribune)

Diamond Interchange on Highway 63 Opens to Traffic (KOMU)

Project Detail can be seen on MoDOT’s website.

See MoDOT’s  picture gallery of the opening ceremony.



Ashland Mayor Mike Jackson


Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid









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