Richland Penny Program to Present Proposed Plans for Broad River Road Widening

Who: Richland County Government and the Richland Penny Development Team.

What: Public meeting to discuss the proposed plans for the Broad River Road Widening project, which extends from Royal Tower Drive to Interstate 26 (Peak Exit).

Format: Open-house. Project displays will be available for the public to view, and citizens are encouraged to leave written comments at the meeting.

Where: Dutch Fork Elementary School, 7900 Broad River Road, Irmo, SC 29063

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15

Comments: The public comment period for the Broad River Road Widening project is Dec. 15 until Dec. 30, 2016. Written comments can be submitted to Richland Penny Program, 201 Arbor Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29223 or emailed to

The Richland Penny Program is proposing improvements to Broad River Road from Royal Tower Drive to Interstate 26 (Peak Exit). The proposed project would widen Broad River Road to five lanes between Royal Tower Drive and Dutch Fork Road, and three lanes between Dutch Fork Road and Interstate 26 (Peak Exit). Additionally, improvements to Dutch Fork Road, between Broad River Road and Millplace Drive, are being evaluated. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are proposed to be provided throughout the project corridor. The project is projected to begin in summer 2020.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide citizens the opportunity to view the proposed plans for the road widening. Citizens will be able to make formal, verbal comments if they please. Anyone who would like to verbally comment will be asked to sign up prior to the presentation. Sign-up will be available when entering the building. Each formal, verbal comment will be limited to two minutes.

Information on the proposed plan for the Broad River Road Widening can be found at

The public is encouraged to attend and leave comments at the meeting. Citizens can also review the website and obtain a copy of the comment card and send electronically or via mail.


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