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Multi-million project set to improve Sunset Drive in Richland County

Richland County, South Carolina – Richland County is about to announce a big project aimed to improving the area on Sunset Drive, just north of downtown Columbia. With a budget of $5.2 million and a goal to improve pedestrian safety and access in mind, this project is set to change the area, making it safer and easier for both locals and tourists.

The project, which is set to begin on April 1, will add a 5-foot-wide pedestrian sidewalk along with curb and gutter improvement along a 0.75-mile stretch from Makeway Drive, near River Drive, to Elmhurst Road, near North Main Street. This development is part of the county’s broader strategy to bolster infrastructure and enhance the quality of life for its citizens.

These changes will be finished by December and are funded by the Transportation Penny program. The project isn’t just about making it easier for people to walk around; it also includes critical infrastructure improvements like moving a nearby water line and adding structures to help water drain effectively. These improvements are meant to fix problems that have been there for a long time along the corridor, like driveways and a retaining wall at the culvert.

A news conference has also been set up by Richland County to give more information about the Sunset Drive project and talk about recent changes to intersections in other parts of the county. The conference will take place at 301 Sunset Drive, Columbia, on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Some of the most noticeable changes are at the corners of Garners Ferry and Harmon Roads in Lower Richland and Percival and Screaming Eagle Roads in Northeast Richland.

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Michael Green, the county’s transportation manager, said that these improvements are very important for making the area around Broad River Road and North Main safer and easier for people to walk to. He said that no lanes would be closed, but drivers should be ready for a temporary detour while the work is being done. The county will share more details about the detour’s schedule as they become available. This will help with minimizing disruptions and ensuring that the project proceeds smoothly.



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