If you haven’t noticed, the road warning signs, right of way stakes, and orange traffic barricades have been installed on the intersection of Gold Hill Road and Highway 160. Utilities companies are relocating utility lines with construction to begin on the road in about 45 days. The project is estimated to take a year to compete. The intersection widening is a SCDOT project according to Michael Johnson’s July 2015 newsletter.
Local Tega Cay residents are asking status questions about is the proposed Hubert Graham Parkway which is a Pennies for Progress Project. The parkway will create an alternate way to Hwy 160 closer to entrance of Tega Cay towards Wal-Mart. Right of Way acquisition is 50% complete. The project was put to bid on July 16, bids to be opened on August 20th. Anticipate construction to begin ?? (newsletter says Spring 2015), Completion late 2016.
Below are other local road projects updates from York County Councilman District 1 Michael Johnson.
SC Highway 160/Zoar Road (Pennies for Progress 3 Project) – $6,885,581
Will create left turn lane on to Zoar Road and four (4) lanes to NC line. Anticipate construction to begin Summer 2016, Completion Summer 2018.
Gold Hill/I-77 (SCDOT Project) – $12,449,811
Will create a diverging diamond interchange to improve traffic flow.Federal Highways has given approval, 30% Plans nearly complete.Anticipate construction to begin Fall 2016, Completion Summer 2018.
US Highway 21/SC Highway 51 (Pennies for Progress 3 Project) – $22,425,371
Will 5-lane Hwy 21 and Hwy 51 from Springfield Parkway intersection to NC border. 30% Plans submitted to SCDOT, responses received back in December 2014 Right of Way acquisition planned for 2015-2016 Anticipate construction to begin 2017, Completion 2019.
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