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Walking tour scheduled to persuade Greenville Co. voters to approve tax hike

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Intersection of Woodruff and Miller roads. (July 23, 2014/FOX Carolina) Intersection of Woodruff and Miller roads. (July 23, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

This November, Greenville County voters will vote on a 1 percent sales tax increase referendum directed at roads.

If the referendum passes, the revenue collected would then go towards road improvement projects across the county.

In order to earn votes and show residents and county leaders just how bad the roads are in need of repair, members of a group called Citizens for a Better Greenville County are beginning a series of walking tours Wednesday. They will showcase what they're calling Greenville County's worst roads and intersections.

The first tour will begin Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Woodruff Road at Miller Road in Mauldin. Anyone wishing to participate should plan to meet in the Woodruff Gallery plaza, near Friar's Tavern.

Members of Citizens for a Better Greenville County say each tour stop is included on the list of items that will be voted on in the November referendum, giving voters an opportunity to get out and see for themselves how their vote will make a difference, as a yes vote will allow these projects to be completed.

If it passes, the group estimates the sales tax increase would cost a family less than $127 a year. Read the ballot referendum here.

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