Fred Nash Boulevard closure begins Wednesday…
A portion of Fred Nash Boulevard, between Farrow Parkway and Emory Road, will be closed to all traffic for approxi...mately 90 days beginning at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 2. After originally announcing the temporary closure last week, city staff have reviewed the plans and today spoke with residents, business operators and others in the affected area to alert them to the need for the road closure and outline alternative travel patterns.
The closure is required for new commercial construction on both sides of Fred Nash Boulevard, to include water, sewer and stormwater systems which must be extended beneath the road. Plans also call for construction of a traffic circle, or round-about, on Fred Nash Boulevard to better handle the increased volume of traffic through the area when those new retail locations open. New businesses at that location will include a Walmart neighborhood store, a bank, a fuel station and other retail outlets.
During this temporary closure of Fred Nash Boulevard, drivers should avoid trying to cross US 17 at Shetland Lane.
Instead, southbound traffic on US 17 should take the U-turn under the “back gate” bridge (US 17/SC707/Farrow Parkway interchange). Then, once northbound on US 17, drivers can make a safe right-hand turn onto Shetland Lane without having to cross US 17. Likewise, traffic exiting Shetland Lane should take a right-hand turn onto northbound US 17, rather than attempting to cross US 17. Drivers then can use the Harrelson Boulevard interchange to reverse direction and head southbound on US 17.
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