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Fort Mill Interchange Project Gets Approval to Ease Traffic Congestion and Enhance Infrastructure

Fort Mill Interchange Project Set to Move Forward

Reducing Traffic Congestion through Innovative Infrastructure

Fort Mill, South Carolina is looking towards a future with less traffic congestion as a major road project moves forward. The undertaking, which is projected to cost around $145 million, is set to combat the increasing traffic problems in the growing city.

Revolutionary Changes in Road Infrastructure

The project, called the South Carolina Highway 160 – Interstate 77 Interchange Reconfiguration Project, involves the creation of two flyover bridges in the Kingsley and Baxter area which, when completed, would divert much of the traffic off of the interstate. This kind of project is the first of its kind in the area. Additionally, plans are in motion to expand the Corridor – Sutton Road on the West to Highway 21 on the East from four lanes to six lanes to facilitate better traffic flow.

Approval and Funding

The Rock Hill Fort Mill Area Transportation Study (RFATS) held a policy committee meeting recently, in which approval was granted to proceed with the interchange project. The funding for this substantial project is secured as a joint effort between the State Infrastructure Bank and RFATS.

A Look at the Timeline

In addition to the plan and funding, officials have also released an estimated timeline for the project. Although the community can expect some time before the project’s completion, it is a step in the right direction. The groundbreaking ceremony is planned for February 2024 with a projected completion date in 2025, signaling significant improvements in travel and traffic for the residents of the Fort Mill area.

Focused on Future Growth

The interchange reconfiguration project is an investment in the future of Fort Mill and its surrounding areas. As the region continues to grow, better infrastructure will be necessary to accommodate the needs of the residents and the economy. This project, with its innovative approach to traffic management and reconfiguration, is poised to set an example for other growing areas.

A Commendable Initiative

Initiatives like this highlight the importance of planning and investment in infrastructure for a growing urban area. It’s an encouraging sign to see the local authorities take proactive measures to manage the issues arising from growth. The Fort Mill community supports these developments, hoping they lead to a smoother commuting experience in the future.

HERE Rock Hill
Author: HERE Rock Hill

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