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.