Getting Answers: Holland Rd

Drivers tell us Holland Road is narrow, curvy, and just plain unsafe in some areas.
Updated: Oct. 19, 2023 at 6:14 PM EDT
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SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -Fox Carolina is working to get answers about your Upstate road concerns.

This week, we’re on Holland Road, which runs about three-and-a-half miles from Simpsonville to Mauldin, near the new Bridgeway Station.

Recently, we’ve received several submissions about this road.

Drivers tell us Holland Road is narrow, curvy, and just plain unsafe in some areas. They asked us when the potholes will be replaced with new pavement.

“Sometimes the potholes are a foot or more in depth and can certainly mess your car up,” neighbor, Brian Hill said.

A lot has changed since Brian Hill moved to Holland Road.

“This is an area that has hundreds of residences and it’s now being used as a primary tributary to get to Simpsonville,” Hill said.

He said the road hasn’t kept up with the growing area.

“I know it hasn’t been maintained since we’ve lived here and that’s been about 15 years without any considerable repaving or maintenance and all the while the traffic has been increasing as well,” Hill said.

The effects are visible outside Hill’s house. “You can see right here at the end of the driveway that the road is collapsing.”

With about 7,800 cars per day, the road runs from Verdin Road near the Golden Strip Career Center in Mauldin, passing Bridgeway Station, to Highway 14 in Simpsonville.

“We sort of feel like if people need to cut through our neighborhood, we understand, but we need to make sure it’s safe for the folks who live here,” Hill said.

Mike wrote in, “Major patch job just done but the road needs to be fixed not patched. It’s heavily traveled and very narrow in places and dangerous due to the hill and no shoulders and limited line of sight.”

The South Carolina Department of Transportation maintains a portion of the road, while the city of Mauldin maintains the other side.

While some areas are freshly patched, Hill said more needs to be done to make this road safer.

“We had someone hit our tree about a year ago as a result of hitting the bump in the road and losing control. Obviously, the road is in pretty bad need of repair,” Hill said.

I contacted SCDOT and the City of Mauldin. Both agencies said there are no plans to repave or repair the road at this time, but the road will continue to be reevaluated for upcoming projects.

Do you have a road or bridge concern? Submit it here.