Black River Road Corridor Study

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 Black River Road Corridor Study FAQ's


Why is Kershaw County studying the Black River Road Corridor?
Recent growth around the vicinity of US 521 and Black River Road has led to increased traffic congestion
and crashes. With the opening of a new Kershaw County Public School, the expansion of
Central Carolina Technical College, and additional commercial development, traffic congestion
is expected to increase and the safety of roadway users (vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians) will likely
decline.  Instead of a band-aid approach, Kershaw County is proactively studying the entire corridor,
including planned growth, to make short term and long term recommendations to safely handle
traffic in the area.

Who is leading the study?

Kershaw County has contracted with a consulting firm, AECOM, to complete the study.
Other partners and stakeholders include the City of Camden, SCDOT, Kershaw County Public Schools,
and Central Carolina Technical College. 
Are any of the planned improvements funded?

One task of the corridor study is to identify possible funding scenarios for the needed improvements.
The recommended improvements could be eligible for local, state, and federal funds. 


What types of improvements will be made to the Corridor?

This study could reccomend a range of improvements in the corridor including road widening,
intersection improvements, access management, and bicycle and pedestrian accomidations.  
Specific recommendations will be made in the final report.

 What's the timeline for the Corridor Study?

Work began on the Corridor Study in late may 2017. 

The Corridor Study is expected to be complete by the end of December 2017. 


 How can I make comments on the study?

  In addition to the stakeholder and public meetings, we welcome input from

the public, please contact Michael Conley.

  Who can I contact for more information?

Michael Conley, Kershaw County Planning, 803-425-7233,


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