With the holiday season quickly approaching, and so many popular shopping destinations located on Woodruff Road, the City of Greenville is again taking preventive measures to help manage traffic. Beginning today, left turn movements will be restricted between Woodruff Industrial Lane and the I-85 interchange. This measure is expected to remain in place throughout the holiday season. The traffic management plan will also include providing directional guidance through the use of electronic message boards, and closely monitoring key signalized intersections, like the ones around Magnolia Park and The Shops at Greenridge, on Black Friday weekend (Nov. 24-26).
SCDOT traffic engineers have monitored traffic cameras along Woodruff Road to observe traffic patterns and determine when the roadway is most congested. The less traveled times of day on Woodruff Road are weekday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. and on Saturday mornings before 10 a.m. Not surprisingly, traffic is heaviest on weekdays from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. into the evening hours. To avoid or minimize delays, motorists are encouraged to plan their trips to Woodruff Road for those times of day when there is less congestion, and to use alternate routes to Woodruff Road, including Roper Mountain Road, Salters Road, Carolina Point Parkway, Market Point Connector, Miller Road and Garlington Road.