County residents will soon get the chance to learn about and weigh in on planned improvements for a two-mile stretch of Bluff Road.
A public drop-in meeting highlighting Phase 2 of the County’s Bluff Road Widening Project will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Zion Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1609 Zion Ave., Columbia. Attendees can review the project’s redesigned plans at their convenience, talk with Richland County Transportation staff about the designs, and give feedback on the project.
Bluff Road Widening Phase 2 involves the following upgrades:
- installing a traffic signal at Bluff Road and Bluff Industrial Boulevard
- resurfacing Bluff Road from National Guard and Berea roads to South Beltline Boulevard
- making intersection improvements as needed, such as turn lanes
Transportation staff have not yet established a timeline for the improvements but aims to begin construction in 2023.
In addition to the meeting June 2, residents can provide input through the following methods:
During the project’s first phase, crews widened Bluff Road to five lanes, adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations from Rosewood Drive to George Rogers Boulevard. A sidewalk from Rosewood Drive to Bluff Road was also added.
For more about the Bluff Road improvements, visit www.richlandcountysc.gov/transportation or call 844-RCPENNY.