In response to residents’ concerns, the County will soon begin work to improve traffic flow and safety at a busy Village at Sandhill intersection in Northeast Richland.
Work at Fashion and Forum drives near Two Notch Road will include new left-turn signals at all approaches to the intersection, along with updates to traffic signal timing.
The Department of Public Works project will begin on or around Nov. 2 and is expected to take a few weeks. Retrofitting the signals is projected to cost $95,000.
Residents had expressed concerns about traffic safety, confusion and delays for drivers turning left at the intersection. Earlier this month, Public Works completed an engineering traffic study that confirmed the need for new left-turn signals.
Motorists on the prominent Clemson Road/Two Notch Road corridor frequently use the intersection, which is within the popular Village at Sandhill shopping center. The system of traffic signals there is one of three maintained by Richland County.
In an effort to reduce delays, most of the outdoor work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. over two nights, with the remaining work in the signal cabinet. Temporary traffic control signs will direct drivers while work is ongoing.
Residents with questions or concerns about the project should call the County Ombudsman’s Office at 803-929-6000.