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Truck route comments on how to get around Square

Has everyone driven the routes to help big rig drivers get around Columbia and avoid the Courthouse Square?

We have another special event coming up - "A Magical Christmas" parade on Dec. 2, 2023 that will close the Square off and drivers who are not familiar with downtown need to know. From what we hear, GPS is no help and drivers wind up on little streets not fun for drivers of vehicles of any size. Letters we received so far are not from actual drivers so we're posting the topic again in hopes those who actually drive the big trucks can share their routes.

Joe Hare wrote: In regards to trucks coming into town from E 80 they could easily be detoured across Green Hills Road to Fairground St to 55 north.

Martha Berry wrote: I don't know what kind of exit signage is at the ramp off Cumberland Pkwy. but it could be very confusing for someone who is not familiar with that exit. To find the North bypass ramp, when exiting you have to make a little jog left or south on 55 to the Pkwy North ramp when you are trying to get to 55 without going around the square.

Jim Flowers wrote: Trucks coming to Columbia from East 80, should turn left at light toward Parkway and Bypass to get to Hwy 55 N.

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This story was posted on 2023-11-17 10:08:18
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