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Local Governments Unite to Improve Transportation


Three local governments have teamed up in an effort to improve transportation in the Midlands.

Officials with Richland and Lexington counties and the city of Columbia have submitted a joint application to the state's Infrastructure Bank for more than $335-million in funding for road projects and improvements.

Government leaders say the work would increase pedestrian safety, ease traffic and help attract jobs to the area.

The projects include a connector road off I-26 to Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the second phase of improvements to Assembly and Blossom streets, including a railroad overpass near Rosewood Drive.

Also on the list is a re-design for Huger Street and improvements to the area of Greene and Williams streets in Columbia.  

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