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CITY SHOCKED BY TRAFFIC WOES: Construction project begins with little warning

July 3, 2014

Two construction projects on U.S. 30 within the city limits have created a traffic nightmare. From Ind. 205 to the west city limit, there is a bridge reconstruction project, as well as a highway resurfacing project. Eight-mile-long traffic jams, blocked intersections and traffic safety have caused an outcry from local residents, who are concerned about how long Columbia City will face these woes.

COLUMBIA CITY — The start of a construction project through Columbia City has left many shocked and outraged after traffic into the city backed up nearly eight miles Wednesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Transportation began its U.S. 30 resurfacing project Wednesday morning — with little to no warning.

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