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Old 02-14-2012, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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How is the traffic on 160 and Gold Hill Rd acceptable to the town? I was driving down that way at 5:45, and it was backed up all the way to the Brusters ice cream shop. I went into the Food Lion plaza for something, and went out by the bank. I couldnt even take a left the traffic was backed up past the Goodwill donation truck.

How is this traffic acceptable to the town of Tega Cay? It shouldnt be. Is this how it is in the morning and early evenings?


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Old 02-14-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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I moved here from California in '01 and this is nothing compared to the nightmare traffic out there (I used to have a THREE HOUR COMMUTE ONE WAY for a 22 mile stretch). But this is how it starts.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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Part of the problem is that you have a 2 lane road going into a 1 lane road at the Gold Hill Road / Hwy 160 interchange . Then you have people who want to turn left into the Lowes Food shopping center between the pharmacy and the Gate gas station; instead of going up to the other side of the Gate and using the left turn lane.

The next part of the problem is that once you get past Gold Hill Road on 160; since it is one lane; it starts to back up with all the people who want to turn left at Zoar Road.

It is an area that was never designed to handle the amount of traffic it does. Hwy 160 really should be two lanes with either a) a center turn lane the whole way (i.e. 5 lanes of roadway) or b) turn lanes at regular intervals all the way to Hwy 49 in North Carolina.

Until that happens; expect traffic to just get worse as time goes by.

Psy
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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A redesign for that intersection is already in the works. Rt. 160 will become a 5 lane all the way to NC.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Part of the problem is that you have a 2 lane road going into a 1 lane road at the Gold Hill Road / Hwy 160 interchange . Then you have people who want to turn left into the Lowes Food shopping center between the pharmacy and the Gate gas station; instead of going up to the other side of the Gate and using the left turn lane.

The next part of the problem is that once you get past Gold Hill Road on 160; since it is one lane; it starts to back up with all the people who want to turn left at Zoar Road.

It is an area that was never designed to handle the amount of traffic it does. Hwy 160 really should be two lanes with either a) a center turn lane the whole way (i.e. 5 lanes of roadway) or b) turn lanes at regular intervals all the way to Hwy 49 in North Carolina.

Until that happens; expect traffic to just get worse as time goes by.

Psy
You couldnt of said it any better!
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I come that way often from the Wal-Mart. Even at 3PM it's backed up.

What I find is that the problem is with people wanting to turn left into Tega Cay on Gold Hill. If you stay in the right hand lane going north on 160 then you can usually get into the straight lane once you get past those turning left. If for some reason I can't cut over I turn right onto Gold Hill and go home that way.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:24 PM
 
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A redesign for that intersection is already in the works. Rt. 160 will become a 5 lane all the way to NC.
Where will the 5 lanes start? Up by the Wal-Mart?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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I come that way often from the Wal-Mart. Even at 3PM it's backed up.

What I find is that the problem is with people wanting to turn left into Tega Cay on Gold Hill. If you stay in the right hand lane going north on 160 then you can usually get into the straight lane once you get past those turning left. If for some reason I can't cut over I turn right onto Gold Hill and go home that way.
Ditto. I encounter this issue on Fridays during racing season. I usually just stay right, and 4 out of 5 cars are turning left to go Tega Cay. If for some reason it doesnt pan out, i suck it up and go right.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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Where will the 5 lanes start? Up by the Wal-Mart?
Rt 160 is currently 5 lanes (2 lanes each way plus a turning lane) going north until it hits Gold Hill. At Gold Hill it shrinks to 2 lanes and stays that way, with few exceptions, forever. The project to expand to 5 lanes from Gold Hill to the NC border has been approved and funded partly with money from York County's Pennies for Progress fund. What happens from the SC/NC border going north is up to NC.

Prior to that happening, however, the land will need to be acquired, utilities will need to be moved etc.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:59 AM
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Location: The CLT area
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Anyone know when they are going to break ground with the road expansion?
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