Bicycle, pedestrian improvements coming to Nifong Boulevard in Columbia | Columbia Tribune

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Additional driving lanes, bike lanes, new sidewalks and intersection improvements are coming to a busy section of Nifong Boulevard after the Columbia City Council approved $12.3 million in projects Tuesday.

The council OK’d the designs for various projects along Nifong between Providence Road and Forum Boulevard. The project includes making Forum Boulevard a four-lane road between Nifong Boulevard and Green Meadows Road. Forum Boulevard would also receive a center left turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks in that section of the road. . . .

Ross said the project is designed to improve safety and mobility for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike. He showed several videos to stress the need for improvements along Nifong. . . .

A video showing truck turning left and nearly hitting a pedestrian walking across the street elicited gasps.

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