Detailed review set for Blythewood’s traffic woes

Blythewood – Thursday, Aug. 23 marked the kickoff of the Blythewood Traffic Improvement Study that is the result of a partnership between the Central Midlands Council of Governments (CMCOG), the Town of Blythewood and local consulting firm AECOM.

The purpose of the study is to carry out a detailed review of the town’s current traffic and prepare recommendations to address current and future traffic issues based on the population increase and economic development anticipated over the next 20 years.

US Highway 21 between Blythewood Road and Langford Road has been identified as a key focal area of this study, but an additional 20 intersections will also be examined.

Initially, using information provided by two focus groups, AECOM will develop a transportation model to identify future transportation needs of the Town.

The focus groups include representatives from SCDOT, Richland County, CMCOG, COMET, local developers, Richland 2 School District, the Chamber of Commerce and local businesses as stakeholders.

A series of public meetings will be held in the near future and input from all residents is welcome on the Town’s web-site or Facebook pages

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