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Greenville City Council looks to improve safety on Augusta Street – Valley Stream, New York

Valley Stream, New York 2021-10-15 15:46:07 –

Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA) – Greenville is exploring ways to control traffic on some of the busiest streets.

Currently, the city council is requesting the South Carolina Department of Transportation to do so.

Earlier this week, the city council resolved to take over more than three miles on Augusta Street.

Lana Taylor is visiting Greenville with her dog Harley.

“Just walking on this crosswalk basically someone blocked me,” Taylor said.

She has already encountered a problem while walking down Augusta Street.

“The car doesn’t pay attention to being in such a hurry,” Taylor said. “So I think speed bumps and other safety measures are a great way to do that.”

That’s exactly what the city council wants.

“We’re going to consider everything,” said Councilor Lillian Brock Fleming.

She said Augusta Street is just one of the areas the council is considering.

“Therefore, there are many traffic problems, many people are coming in, and many are driving faster than necessary.”

Fleming said addressing the Augusta Street issue is part of the 2011 Master Plan. But before they make any changes, the city needs to take responsibility for the road from DOT.

“We have gone through the process of trying to get those roads back into our system,” Fleming said.

The council then considers speed bumps, traffic circles, and other traffic calming tools.

“Our top priority is that many people drive fast when they are in the neighborhood of others,” Fleming said.

People like Taylor say anything helps.

“I also saw a lot of such trucks speeding up, so I think it would slow people down and make them more conscious,” Taylor said.

Councilor Fleming said the city estimated that it would cost them about $ 140,000 a year to take over that section of the road.

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