A series of road improvements are set to get underway next summer that S.C. Department of Transportation and City of Rock Hill road planners hope will bring a smoother ride along Rock Hill’s busiest intersections.
Specifically — where Dave Lyle Blvd. and Celanese Road meet separately with Interstate 77.
The two thoroughfares have become increasingly congested as Rock Hill and York County have grown, underscoring the need for updated traffic patterns to move cars off the highway quickly.
Starting next summer, work is set to get underway on seven separate projects at exits 79 and 82C that will, hopefully make your commute a little less frustrating.
On Dave Lyle Blvd:
The S.C Department of Transportation also plans to install several Flashing Yellow Arrow turn lanes at existing ‘doghouse-style’ traffic signals.
Along Dave Lyle Blvd., SCDOT transportation planner Greg Shaw said those new turn signals will be installed at Hood Center Drive, Mt. Gallant Road, Galleria Blvd., Meeting Street and at the main entrance to the Rock Hill Galleria.
Additional Flashing Yellow Arrows, designed to give drivers more confidence when turning left into oncoming traffic, are planned for other parts of the city, Shaw said. Specifics were not available.
Along Celanese Road, planners are looking to upgrade existing intersections near Interstate 77 to allow for better flow off the highway:
The S.C. Department of Transportation plans on acquiring the rights of way this spring, road work is set to start in 2015. They are also seeking you input on the plans at http://www.scdot.org/inside/public_hearings.aspx through January 29, 2014.