Penny tax may bring roundabout to Boney/McNulty intersection

Richland County Transportation Penny Tax officials will hold a public hearing on May 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. at The Manor, to receive input from town residents in regard to the construction of a roundabout at the corner of the Boney Road and McNulty Street intersection. | Ashley Ghere

BLYTHEWOOD – As part of the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program, the town is in line to have Creech Road extended from Blythewood Road down to Main Street (Highway 21/Wilson Boulevard) as well as the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of McNulty Street and Boney Road.

Before plans are drawn up for the two projects, Richland County officials want to hear from the residents of Blythewood regarding their preferences for the extension and the roundabout.

A public meeting for that purpose is set for 6 – 8 p.m., May 26, at The Manor.

Of the four Blythewood projects that will be completed with Penny Tax funds, the first will be to widen and improve the Creech Road Extension down to Main Street.  Second priority is to widen and improve McNulty Street from Main Street to Blythewood Road. The third priority is to widen and improve Blythewood Road from I-77 to Main Street. And the fourth priority is to widen and improve Blythewood Road from Syrup Mill Road to Fulmer Road.

“The big one the County wants input on is the intersection of Boney Road and McNulty Street,” Blythewood Town Administrator Carroll Williamson said.  “They want to know if we would rather have a four-way stop or a roundabout.”

“We want to get some public input before the government proceeds to make changes to the intersection,” Mayor Bryan Franklin said.

Council voted unanimously to recommend to Richland County Council a Penny Project Priority List for the town.

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