Opportunities to share your thoughts on Upstate transportation

UPSTATE, S.C. (WSPA) – People had an opportunity to voice their thoughts on transportation needs and solutions in the Greenville-Pickens area.

Keith Brockington with the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) said 118 people attended the kick off event for the Long Range Transportation Plan last month, while 16 were at a meeting tonight in Easley. It was the first of eight sub-regional meetings for the Horizon2040 plan.

He said that the long range transportation plan is how people of the Upstate envision the transportation system and where they think improvements could be made.

Horizon2040 is a 25-year plan and the transportation planning division is working to comply with federal regulations in order to complete the plan and find out residents’ transportation needs.

Brockington said they are getting lots of comments on primary corridors such as Woodruff Road, Wade Hampton Boulevard, Pelham Road and U.S. 123 through Easley. People are sharing concerns about congestion, as well as maintenance of the system including bridges and system timing. There also hearing a lot about safety measures for cyclists and pedestrian.

The interstates are another major topic.

Future meetings will be held at the following locations:

Williamston5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Oct. 10th at Lander Memorial Regional Library at 925 Greenville Dr.

Mauldin: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 11th in the Rotary Room at Mauldin Cultural Center at 101 E. Butler Road.

Fountain Inn4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 12th in the gym at Fountain Inn Activities Center.

Clemson: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 13th in the community room at Clemson City Hall at 1250 Tiger Blvd. #1

Greer: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 17th in Hall B at Greer City Hall at 301 E. Poinsett St.

Traveler’s Rest: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 18th at Travelers Rest Fire Station at 155 Trailblazer Dr.

Greenville: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Oct. 20th at Greenville County Square, Suite 400, at 301 University Ridge.

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