Getting Answers: The Parkway

Getting Answers: The Parkway
Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 5:13 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - We are getting answers are your Upstate road concerns.

This week, we are taking a look at a busy one-mile road in Greenville County.

Drivers write in, telling us the Parkway is covered with potholes, and want to know when the South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to fix the road.

“Makes my car rattle a lot. A lot of scraping on the bottom,” Monet Eby, who lives on the Parkway, in the Eastside of Greenville County, said.

“Several times a day, I have to use the Parkway to get to pretty much anything down on Pelham Road,” Eby said.

Just off Exit 54 on Interstate 85, 16,000 cars travel this road daily.

The Parkway connects Pelham Road to South Batesville Road in Greer.

With all of the businesses and neighborhoods nearby, Eby said traffic is an ongoing issue.

“5 o’clock traffic, it will be backed up all the way for about a mile. I mean the whole thing will be so backed up,” Eby said.

Eby said the road is battered with potholes, causing headaches for drivers.

“My husband has actually gotten into an accident because of one of the potholes. They ended up hitting the front of his car with the back their trailer,” Eby said.

She said the truck was trying to avoid a pothole.

“He was okay, but the entire front frame of his car was destroyed. It completely destroyed his front headlight and bent the frame of the car,” Eby said.

Eby said the bumpy pavement has also damaged her car.

“Whenever I go over it, the front end of my car like scrapes down into it and I just hear everything scraping down under, like my muffler and everything. Just all the way down it,” Eby said.

We have some good news for drivers.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently added the Parkway to the list of roads in line for repaving next year.

“This is one of the first things that needs to be done because it connects so much and I feel like there’s so many people using it on a daily basis,” Eby said.

Do you have a road concern? Submit it here.