According to a news report published by WYFF 4, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has proposed that roundabouts replace two intersections in Anderson, South Carolina in order to improve the efficiency, operation, and safety of the intersections listed below:
- Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road
- Kings Road and Brown Road
As of now, sources estimate that the total costs of the construction and engineering for the Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road will add up to roughly $2.45 million, while the second roundabout will cost an estimated $2.2 million. These estimates include all project design expenses, construction inspection costs, right of way expenses, and more. Sources state that federal money will pay for up to 80% of the project and the state of South Carolina will be in charge of paying the remaining amount.
Who Identified These Problems?
The Anderson Area Transportation Study determined that these two intersections were in need of improvements. The funding for these two projects was made available by the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission in order to address the priorities listed in the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Council of Governments’ systems.
The priorities found on these lists include the following:
- Road widening construction
- Intersection construction
- New road construction
Accident Statistics Regarding Two Intersections Pending Construction
Between January 2012 and August 2015, 11 car accidents occurred at the Brown Road and Kings Road intersections. According to South Carolina Department of Transportation, injuries occurred in two of the collisions, while nine other crashes caused property damage. At the other intersection, the Concord Road and Harris Bridge Road intersection, nine vehicle crashes occurred.
If the plans to reconstruct these intersections into roundabouts is approved, construction will commence at the start of summer in 2017.
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