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Woodruff Rd. alternate route set to open by June

The City of Greenville said by this summer, there might be a lot less congestion on Woodruff Road once a connection road finishes construction.

City engineers said the still-unnamed connector road would run behind Target, connecting Verdae Road to Woodruff Industrial Road.

Ketron Court and Green Heron Road would also be connected through traffic circles.

“The traffic impact study showed that they estimate 7500 cars per day will be using the connector instead of using Woodruff road,” said City of Greenville engineer Dwayne Cooper.

“So, that is a pretty big reduction.”

The City of Greenville said they expect the road to open by early summer.

”The weather has affected the schedule. Hopefully, we won’t have as much rain as we have the past few months, we should be able to finish by the end of June,” said Cooper.

Cooper said the three million dollar project is a combination of public and private dollars.

It was originally slated as $2.6 million, but the city plans to pay an additional $410,000 to install a 10-foot wide path for runners and bikers.

The city said it eventually wants to connect the road with the Swamp Rabbit Trail

The South Carolina Department of Transportation said if they get funding, this parallel road could cross I-85 and I-375 and extend past the Shops at Greenridge.

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