Greenville District 4 Councilman Calvin Mercer hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night in which he initially planned to only address crime and the economy. However, constituents turned the focus to traffic problems within the city.
The Greenville Public Works Department says they are planning to close Greenville Blvd. at the railroad tracks near Evans St. February 21 for five days. The exact timing depends on the arrival of key materials. Their plan is to close the road as close as possible to the tracks so to minimize the impact on the nearby businesses.
Once that is complete, the next thing for traffic engineer Richard DiCesare will be to evaluate change or possible additions to the popular roadway in Greenville. One thing that comes to mind is adding medians.
"Of course the safety issue--you can't even talk about that because that's the main purpose of safety. Every time you put in a median you're minimizing the number of conflict points," said DiCesare.