Route B/Paris Road Road Safety Audit

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The City of Columbia Public Works department has contracted with CBB Transportation Engineers and Planners of Saint Louis, Missouri to lead a Road Safety Audit (RSA) for the Missouri State Route B/Paris Road corridor. This audit will be performed on Route B starting from its intersection with Oakland Church Road and extending to its intersection with Business Loop 70 East.

Particular attention will be paid to safe travel for vulnerable road users including people walking, people biking, seniors, motorcyclists and school age children. Also, as part of the City’s efforts to work towards Vision Zero objectives, the Road Safety Audit will use a Safe Systems Approach. This type of approach is aimed at eliminating fatal and serious injuries for all road users, doing so through a holistic view of the road system that anticipates human mistakes and keeps impact energy on the human body at tolerable levels.

The audit will be performed based on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines for Road Safety Audits. City staff and MoDOT are working with CBB to compile crash data and traffic counts at major intersections along the corridor.

Key Intersections in the RSA corridor:

  • Route B & Oakland Church Road
  • Route B at Brown Station Road (north intersection)
  • Route B at Waco Road
  • Route B at US Highway 63
  • Route B at East Brown Station (south intersection)
  • Route B at Vandiver Drive/Oakland Gravel Rd at Vandiver Drive
  • Route B at Whitegate Drive/Heriford Road
  • Route B at Clark Lane
  • Paris Road at Business Loop 70 East

A final report will be produced based on the findings of the audit and is expected to be completed in Fall 2022. Findings are expected to include potential improvements for other intersections and access points along the corridor. The outcome of the audit will be a report that outlines the findings of the RSA team through identification and prioritization of safety issues. The report is also expected to contain countermeasure recommendations for reducing risk for all types of road users along the corridor.

If you would also like to share a public comment about Route B safety, please register for a BeHeardCoMo account and leave your thoughts below.

The City of Columbia Public Works department has contracted with CBB Transportation Engineers and Planners of Saint Louis, Missouri to lead a Road Safety Audit (RSA) for the Missouri State Route B/Paris Road corridor. This audit will be performed on Route B starting from its intersection with Oakland Church Road and extending to its intersection with Business Loop 70 East.

Particular attention will be paid to safe travel for vulnerable road users including people walking, people biking, seniors, motorcyclists and school age children. Also, as part of the City’s efforts to work towards Vision Zero objectives, the Road Safety Audit will use a Safe Systems Approach. This type of approach is aimed at eliminating fatal and serious injuries for all road users, doing so through a holistic view of the road system that anticipates human mistakes and keeps impact energy on the human body at tolerable levels.

The audit will be performed based on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidelines for Road Safety Audits. City staff and MoDOT are working with CBB to compile crash data and traffic counts at major intersections along the corridor.

Key Intersections in the RSA corridor:

  • Route B & Oakland Church Road
  • Route B at Brown Station Road (north intersection)
  • Route B at Waco Road
  • Route B at US Highway 63
  • Route B at East Brown Station (south intersection)
  • Route B at Vandiver Drive/Oakland Gravel Rd at Vandiver Drive
  • Route B at Whitegate Drive/Heriford Road
  • Route B at Clark Lane
  • Paris Road at Business Loop 70 East

A final report will be produced based on the findings of the audit and is expected to be completed in Fall 2022. Findings are expected to include potential improvements for other intersections and access points along the corridor. The outcome of the audit will be a report that outlines the findings of the RSA team through identification and prioritization of safety issues. The report is also expected to contain countermeasure recommendations for reducing risk for all types of road users along the corridor.

If you would also like to share a public comment about Route B safety, please register for a BeHeardCoMo account and leave your thoughts below.

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The sidewalks along route B are in terrible shape as businesses, individuals or land owners are not required to clean up sand and trash washing down the sidewalks. When I walk on the sidewalks with my dogs between Vandiver and Highway 63, it is a nightmare with broken glass, mental and trash. The glass is usually broken beer and liquor bottles.

MarburgHesse about 14 hours ago

Glad to see this is on your radar. I hope you factor in Paris Rd towards College as well. Any point along Paris and Route B is a nightmare to walk or bike along, and I haven't seen a single bench at a bus stop bench. Looking forward to seeing what improvements you and the community come up with!

mroosh 4 months ago

I can't wait to see what the city comes up with for the safety of the drivers on Rt B and the surrounding area!

Sebree74 5 months ago
Page last updated: 29 Sep 2022, 01:52 PM