November 24
Public Meeting Dec. 4 in Greenville Concerning Roper Mountain Road/Roper Mountain Road Extension Projects

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting in Greenville County Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, concerning the proposed Roper Mountain Road and Roper Mountain Road Extension improvement projects.

The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of the Roper Mountain Baptist Church, 300 Roper Mountain Road Extension in Greenville. The meeting will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. A brief presentation regarding the proposed projects will be conducted at 6 p.m. Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT website (

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the proposed widening of Roper Mountain Road along with the widening of Roper Mountain Road Extension. The Roper Mountain Road project consists of widening the existing roadway from the intersection with Roper Mountain Road Extension to Independence Boulevard for a distance of approximately 1.4 miles. The proposed widening would include five lanes from near Roper Mountain Road Extension through the Blacks Drive intersection, and then three lanes to Independence Boulevard. The Roper Mountain Road Extension project consists of widening the existing roadway to three lanes from Roper Mountain Road to Pelham Road for a distance of 1 mile. Both projects would include bike lanes and sidewalks. These improvements are needed to accommodate the anticipated future traffic demand along these roadways. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. Personnel from and representing SCDOT will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

For more information, the public may contact SCDOT Program Manager Tommy Elrod at (864) 239-6098 in Greenville, or at Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1395.