Turkey Farm Road Targeted for Traffic Light

BLYTHEWOOD – The installation of a traffic light has been recommended for the intersection of Turkey Farm Road and Wilson Blvd. After numerous complaints from citizens about heavy traffic resulting from the opening of Westwood High School last August, a traffic study was conducted by the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT).

Berry Mattox, Assistant District Traffic Engineer for SCDOT, notified Blythewood Town Hall earlier this month that, based on the study, increased traffic volumes at the intersection met the requirements needed for signal control at that location.

Mattox said the study “consisted of vehicular turning movement counts, a review of the accident history for the past three years and general observations of traffic operations at this location.”

He said the department’s signal shop will have the traffic signal installed as soon as their schedule permits.

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