advertisement

Questions arise on Chapel Hill pedway plans

Some worry that a proposed underpass will go unused.
Monday, January 23, 2006 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 1:23 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 24, 2009

 

Although many west Columbia residents favor a recently approved plan to extend Chapel Hill Road, some worry that proposed features designed to keep pedestrians safe won’t be used.

 

The 4,700-foot extension, which would extend Chapel Hill Road from Scott Boulevard to Gillespie Bridge Road at a cost of $2.8 million, was approved by the City Council last week. Plans call for the road to bisect the Daniel Boone Little League Baseball Complex, which was used by more than 1,000 children between the ages of 5 and 14 last summer.

 

Pedestrian amenities planned for the extension include an 8-foot pedway along Chapel Hill and a pedestrian underpass just to the west of the future Chapel Hill-Scott Boulevard intersection. With the Stonecrest subdivision and the popular bicycle route of Gillespie Bridge Road to the south and little league fields to the east, the features are designed to keep pedestrians and cyclists out of harm’s way.

 

Residents at Tuesday’s council meeting said they favor the project, although not without some reservations.

 

“I just want to express my concern over all of the foot traffic by children that will be in the area of this street,” said Lori Hartman, who lives in Stonecrest subdivision to the south of the proposed extension.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements