Upgrades to the road and crosswalk at the intersection of Nifong Boulevard and Woods Edge Road will begin Wednesday.
Cook Concrete will add a pedestrian island with flashing beacons and asphalt shoulder replacements to the intersection starting Wednesday, according to a news release from the Columbia Public Works Department. The construction will last from Wednesday to Monday, Aug. 13.
Road striping is expected to be completed by Monday, Aug. 20. Travelers should be cautious in the area.
The upgrades stem from resident concerns about the existing crosswalk across Nifong Boulevard at Woods Edge Road, which is used by Mill Creek Elementary School students before and after school, according to a City Council memo. Mill Creek Elementary is located at the southwest corner of Nifong and Sinclair Road.
The upgrades are a part of the Nifong Intersections Improvement project, which will also add roundabouts to the intersections of Nifong Boulevard and Sinclair Road, and Old Mill Creek and Vawter School roads, according to the public works department website. The project will "increase safety, reduce queue lines and decrease travel times."
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