I’m sure you’ve all noticed the work going on at NorthPointe. The city planning and economic development departments are beginning to plan for possible public improvements along this gateway which includes Wade Hampton, Church and Stone Ave. They are meeting with property owners and will host a public meeting this fall to gather community input.
They will also be starting the new intersection at Wade Hampton Boulevard and East Stone Avenue Wednesday, August 9th. They will be temporarily closing the section of Wade Hampton between Column Street and East Stone Avenue and will have a detour in place. They anticipate the detour lasting until October 20th; See the diagram below for temporary routing. Additionally, the timing of the new traffic signals will be modified for the duration of the detour to accommodate the new route. They ask that you please be respectful of the people who call North Main home, and do not use the residential streets to bypass the road work. To reiterate, the traffic signals are being re-timed to keep traffic moving in a relatively normal fashion around the work.
The majority of this work will be completed in the DAYTIME!!! They anticipate minimal overnight work for this section of roadwork. Why is this highlighted? Their biggest complaint since starting work is the noise at night. However, SCDOT will not allow work within 10′ of the road without closing a lane (worker safety!), but because of the volume of traffic, would also not allow closure of lanes during the day. With complete closure of this section of Wade Hampton, the majority of the work will be during the day and will get completed faster.