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New road considered to link inland port

Staff Report
Published Feb. 28, 2014

Greenville County is seeking a study on the feasibility of building an alternative roadway parallel to Interstate 85. The study is to show how traffic will be affected by trucks using the S.C. Inland Port.

The designated area would go from the Interstate 385 intersection to a point near I-85 east of Greenville-Greer.

The county’s request for proposals by March 18 says the study is intended to determine the impact of truck traffic near the rail-truck transfer facility at Greer and “evaluate potential mitigation measures to alleviate that traffic impact.” The request for bids also says route options should include maps showing potential routes, cost estimates, potential right-of-way impacts and environmental concerns.

The study has been approved by the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study, a metropolitan planning organization for the Greenville Urbanized Area. Greenville County spokesman Bob Mihalic said it is funded with a $50,000 planning grant.

Interested consultants should submit questions to the Greenville County Procurement Division.

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