Many in the Blue Ridge community are concerned about the necessity and functionality of a proposed roundabout to be built at the junction of Highway 101 and North McElhaney Road. It would rest directly in front of Lake Cunningham Fire Department.
The $1 million project, paid for by the federal government and constructed by SCDOT, has been presented as a safety project to reduce the number of accidents at the junction even though we thought this was addressed when it was upgraded with traffic signals.
Several elected officials including Tom Corbin, Joe Dill and myself have met with SCDOT to express our concerns both about the proximity to the fire station and the necessity when compared with more urgent road needs on Highway 101.
At this point, SCDOT has promised a public hearing so that the community can ask questions and voice concerns.
One I receive the meeting date and time, I will let you know.