Hwy 101 Roundabout Public Meeting Notice

Opportunity for Public Meeting Notice

NOTICE TO CITIZENS OF GREENVILLE COUNTY:

 All interested persons are advised that the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is proposing improvements to the intersection of SC 101 at S-135 (N. McElhaney Road) in Greer, South Carolina. This location was identified for improvement by SCDOT’s Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) which uses data-driven analysis to identify high crash locations and/or patterns throughout the state.

SCDOT is proposing to construct a roundabout at this location. National research has proven modern roundabouts reduce fatal and injury crashes by up to 80% and all crashes up to 35%. SCDOT has constructed 17 modern roundabouts through the HSIP in South Carolina. A recent safety evaluation of these projects, found that fatal crashes were reduced by 100%, crashes resulting in injury where reduced by 71% and total crashes were reduced by 71%.

New right-of-way will be needed for the proposed improvements and no displacements are anticipated. Any interested person may request that a public meeting be held on the project with respect to any possible social, economic, and environmental effect of the proposal on the community. This request must be submitted in writing to Mr. Keith Riddle, P.E., Safety Projects Engineer, SCDOT, Room 524, Post Office Box 191, Columbia, South Carolina, 29202-0191, and received by SCDOT no later than Monday, June 8th, 2015. It is requested that your letter contain a telephone number where you may be contacted between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. In the event such a request is received and a public meeting held, a future notice of the time and place of the meeting will be published.

Additional information regarding this project may also be obtained by calling Keith Riddle, SCDOT Safety Projects Engineer in Columbia at 803-737-0403.

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Tommy Stringer