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This is an overhead view of the planned improvements on Columbia's Forum Boulevard (file photo courtesy of Columbia Public Works spokesman John Ogan)

Columbia’s busy Forum Boulevard to be widened; city voters approved project in 2015

This is an overhead view of the planned improvements on Columbia’s Forum Boulevard (file photo courtesy of Columbia Public Works spokesman John Ogan)

Columbia officials have unveiled a $12.7 million plan to improve busy Forum Boulevard between Chapel Hill and Woodrail.

Voters approved the project as part of the 2015 capital improvement sales tax extension measure. Planned improvements include widening Forum with an additional driving lane in each direction, along with building sidewalks and bike lanes. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

Our news partner KMIZ covered Thursday night’s open house style meeting at Forum Christian Church. ABC-17 News reports a 2022 city study found that vehicles have to wait nearly three minutes to make a right-hand turn.

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