The South Carolina Department of Transportation is planning a $240 million facelift for one of the busiest interchanges in the region.
About 200,000 vehicles pass through the intersection of Interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville, and state transportation leaders held a meeting Thursday night to discuss their vision for the future of the interchange.
More than 70 people attended the meeting. Some voiced their concerns over noise and congestion that would result from the massive project. Others said they are looking forward to the changes, saying it will make the intersection safer and easier to navigate.
"With this design, you will have two more levels of traffic above 385," said Tommy Elro, of SCDOT. "So, it will have four different levels, and you'll be 60-something-odd feet above 385 with that top level."
Elrod said the plan hopes to deal with the growing amount of traffic flowing through the interchange.
The project will likely begin in 2014 and will take up to three years to complete, Elrod said.
Copyright 2012 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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