Getting Answers: Farrs Bridge Rd

Numerous drivers have written to us about issues with Farrs Bridge Road/Highway 183, which runs between Greenville and Pickens Counties
Updated: May. 11, 2023 at 10:15 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - We are working to get you answers about your Upstate road concerns.

This week we are looking at Farrs Bridge Road, which connects drivers between Greenville and Pickens counties.

We’ve gotten most complaints about the Pickens side.

“It’s terrible. Roads are so bumpy that I’ve had to have my car aligned several times. Potholes are just continuous. It’s just terrible,” Glenn Shelton said.

Glenn Shelton lives along Farrs Bridge Road in Pickens County.

The road takes drivers from Berea in Greenville County to Downtown Pickens.

“Pickens County side is a lot worse,” Shelton said.

About 13,000 cars hit this road daily.

“It’s heavy because it’s kind of a cut through from Greenville to Pickens, so it’s used a lot,” Shelton said.

The two-lane road was once a country cut through.

It’s now a busy highway.

Shelton said the traffic keeps getting worse.

“I don’t think it’s designed for that at all,” Shelton said, “The road needs to be resurfaced. There’s not a smooth part on it. It’s all bad and certain parts are worse than others.”

Debra writes in, “The road is A pothole. Unsafe to drive and too many cars.

South Carolina Highway Patrol reports more than 50 accidents in four years, between Welburn Road and Jameson Road.

“There’s a serious wreck on this road every week to two weeks. People getting killed. There’s several crosses on the side of the road. It’s bad for bad accidents,” Shelton said.

“The potholes have a lot to do with it and people passing in the wrong places. There’s been several head-on collisions. It’s narrow too. It’s not wide enough to me,” Shelton said.

Derek writes in, “So many potholes and patches that you have to ride on the white line or the yellow line to avoid car damages.”

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is planning to make safety improvements.

Crews are installing center line rumble strips along the highway this year, and part of Farrs Bridge is in line for repaving next year.

Submit your road or bridge concerns here.