Richland County to soon begin road widening project on Blythewood Road

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—Richland County says Blythewood Road will be widened as part of a $15.6 million Penny project upgrade to boost road safety.

The upgrade will include widening the two lane into a four lane road, adding a 15 foot turning median, and adding 10 foot paths on both sides of the road.

The roadwork, which will begin in early April, will extend west from the road’s intersection with I-77 to Syrup Mill Road, say authorities.

One lane is expected to be open in each direction while work is occurring. A delay for drivers is possible during this time.

The upgrade will allow pedestrians, bikes and small vehicles to access Blythewood Road without affecting traffic.

The roadwork will take place from April 3-5, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The County expects one lane to be open in each direction while work is ongoing; temporary delays for drivers are possible. The 35 mph speed limit will not change, say officials.



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