New traffic signal at West Blue Ridge Drive and Swamp Rabbit Trail
Bike Walk Greenville, a nonprofit that advocates for safe biking and walking infrastructure in Greenville, announced March 15 construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of West Blue Ridge Drive (SC-Highway 253) and the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail is underway.
Once complete, the push button signal will use radar technology to track cyclists and pedestrian traffic on the trail as well as vehicular traffic within 300 feet of the intersection.
The signal project is funded by a $99,000 private donation to the Greater Greenville Parks Foundation as well as an agreement between SCDOT and Greenville County.
“I am amazed at the citizen action of Greenville County and so proud to be a small part of making this much needed safety adjustment to the SRT at 253,” said District 19 County Councilmember Benton Blount. “Bike Walk Greenville reached out to inform me of the plan to get this light installed and their vision matched up perfectly with my desire to see the bridge that will fortify Greenville County’s desire to ensure the safety of both SRT enthusiasts and motorists.”
Construction on the signal is scheduled to complete in March with the radar technology coming online in June.