Greenville residents worry about I-85, I-385 work

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 8:22 AM

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Greenville residents know there are problems, but they are worried about a project to deal with the interchange involving Interstate 85 and I-385. 

Residents worry about noise and gridlock from the construction of new highway lanes and access ramps. 

About 75 people attended a public hearing Thursday on the $245 million dollar project  

About 200,000 vehicles pass through the interchange every day.  

Transportation Department program manager Tommy Elrod says only the intersection of I-26 and I-526 in Charleston has a higher priority for interchange work in South Carolina. 

George Scott says his property is 50 feet from I-85 now and the project would bring it closer. He worries his property value will drop. 

The transportation department says the preferred plan involves 20 acres and would displace two businesses.
 

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