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SC-8 improvements @ St. Paul & Three and Twenty Roads

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Intersection improvements planned in Powdersville

Anderson Independent-Mail (SC)

2006.01.19

Pelzer Highway (SC-8) will receive some much needed improvements at St. Paul and Three and Twenty Roads. Plans call for improving the cross intersection to 90-degree angles, straightening out the S-curve on SC-8, adding turn lanes and installing a traffic signal.

I remember a former Texaco station with a small diner on the southeastern corner at SC-8 and St. Paul Road and a former independent video rental store on the opposite southwest corner at Three and Twenty Road.

The SC-8/SC-86 corridor from Easley to Piedmont has seen moderate growth in residences and light business in the past twenty years. The bad side to this is the increasing amount of traffic on a poorly maintained corridor with I-85 access. Slight modifications have been made: (1) South Pendleton Street (SC-135) in Easley was widened to four lanes to Fifth Avenue (SC-8) and was given a turn lane to Anderson Highway (SC-135), (2) the Y intersection at SC-8 and SC-86 was improved to a cross four-stop intersection, and (3) the SC-86 and SC-81 intersection was improved with turn lanes and a traffic signal. Yet some improvements would be helpful to this corridor: (1) install a traffic signal at SC-8 and SC-86's intersection, (2) add turn lanes and a traffic signal at SC-86 and Old Mill Road's intersection, and (3) widen and improve SC-8/SC-86 to four lanes from Fifth Avenue in Easley to I-85 in Piedmont.

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This will be good for that part of Anderson County. I agree with the improvements you suggested, especially the widening of SC 8 from Easley to SC 86. I thought the intersection of these two already has a light, but I can't remember. I know that the work done at that corner and the new Spinx station were major improvements. :thumbsup:

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I know that the work done at that corner and the new Spinx station were major improvements. :thumbsup:

Before the improvements, SC-86 terminated at SC-8 with a yield. SC-8 had a wide sharp curve that went through the present day Spinx. Having the four-way stop now has helped yet that does not seem to help enough. Most of your traffic is going onto SC-86 to I-85 (mostly) or to Piedmont. (Most Anderson traffic take Anderson Highway (SC-135) to US-178.) Had they put a traffic signal up in the first place when the improvements were made, you can possibly make it from Easley to Piedmont without stopping if all lights are green. :)

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