Getting Answers: Locust Hill Rd
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - We are working to get you answers on your Upstate road concerns.
We have received multiple submissions about Locust Hill Road, which runs about 30 miles, through both Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.
Dustin wrote in, “Roads experience heavy truck traffic as well increasing car traffic due to increased neighborhood building. Roads are crowded and have been patched so much they are like speed bumps.”
This area of Blue Ridge keeps growing and other drivers agree that the road can’t handle the extra cars.
“Greenville is a big growing city and Blue Ridge is a big growing community and our roads are probably the worst. I think theyre the worst in the world,” Sandra Cline, who lives in Blue Ridge said.
The problem area is on the Greenville County side, where a checkerboard of potholes covers the Northern Greenville County road.
“It’s patchy because they make little squares,” Cline said.
Cline works at Sandy Flat, a convenience store located along the busy highway.
Driving to and from work is taking a toll on her car.
“You’re dodging the holes and listening to the road rash noise. That’s what it is. It’s road rash. The road has a rash on it,” Cline said, “My car is definitely out of line.”
South Carolina Department of Transportation said as many as 17,000 cars travel Locust Hill Road daily.
Two new neighborhoods are going up near the convenience store where Cline works.
“It’s not big enough. It can’t handle the traffic and can’t handle the housing,” Cline said.
Cline said improvements are long overdue, and broken pavement is not the only concern.
“The entire 34 years I’ve lived here I’ve heard they are going to make it four lanes and it hasn’t happened yet,” Cline said, “It needs to be a middle lane with two lanes going north and two going south. By splitting the traffic instead of riding in one single rut lane, it would have to last a long time, I would think.”
We have some good news for drivers.
Locust Hill Road is part the Pavement Improvement Program and crews are repaving parts of the road.
SCDOT expects construction to wrap up in September.
We will continue following up as the project nears completion.
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