City conducts Paris road safety audit after fatal motorcycle accident

COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ)

The city of Columbia has commissioned a safety audit of Paris Road, according to a statement released a week after a crash that killed a motorcyclist.

The city is contracting with CBB Transportation Engineers and Planners of St. Louis for a road audit from Oakland Church Road in the north to Business Loop 70 in the south, the city announced in a news release Friday. This section includes the intersection of Paris Road and Vandiver Drive, where motorcyclist Kevin Wineteer of Fulton was killed in an accident on July 1.

The audit includes a survey asking Paris Road travelers to share their safety concerns. Paper surveys are available at:

  • D&H Pharmacy, 1814 Paris Road
  • Break time, 2402 route de Paris
  • Dollar General, 3020 route de Paris
  • Steve-O’s, 4600 Paris Road

A public meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 19 at the United Community Cathedral, 1801 Towne Drive. A meeting for businesses will take place on July 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the same location. A virtual meeting will be announced later.

A final report on the audit is expected later this year, the city said in the press release. The city did not disclose the amount of the audit.

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