By TONY FLESOR
GetAbout Columbia will close a section of Corporate Lake Drive for two weeks starting Thursday while construction continues on the Providence Bikeway South.
It will be closed between Providence Road and Route K until November 11. GetAbout Columbia is adding crosswalks and pedestrian islands to those two intersections along Corporate Lake.
Pedestrian islands are raised areas that provide a safe area for pedestrians between turn lanes and traffic traveling straight through the intersection. The intersections will look similar to the improvements made at Providence and Green Meadows roads.
GetAbout Columbia has plans for future construction at other intersections along Providence Road. Come back to the blog for a schedule of further construction projects on Peachtree Drive, Southampton Drive and at the north and south ends of Rock Bridge High School.
The Providence Bikeway South will be a paved trail between Rock Bridge Elementary School and Green Meadows Drive. GetAbout Columbia now expects to complete the bikeway in spring of 2011.