May 11, 2017

Nicole Smith
Richland Penny Public Information

Three Rivers Greenway Extension Phase 1, road resurfacing projects get green light for construction
Richland County Council approves work as part of Transportation program

(RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C.) – Work on the first phase of the Three Rivers Greenway Extension in Richland County is expected to begin in the next two months after County Council awarded a $5.9 million contract to AOS Specialty Contractors, Inc. to complete the work.

The Three Rivers Greenway Extension Phase 1 is a 3.2 mile project that will be located between the Saluda River and Riverbanks Zoo. It includes an 8-foot-wide concrete trail and boardwalks bordering Interstate-126 along the Saluda River and continuing past the zoo to the intersection of the Saluda and Broad Rivers.

The greenway will feature, a maintenance building, security lighting, a parking lot, and environmentally friendly public restrooms. The work is expected to be substantially completed within a year of the construction start.

County Council also awarded $4.4 million in contracts for four road resurfacing packages to repair nearly 14 miles of roadway across the county. The work will include patching, cement stabilization, and/or resurfacing. The roads that are part of the Richland County Transportation Sales-Tax Program are spread throughout the county and were identified based on the condition of the roadway.

The contract for the first three packages has been awarded to LCI-Lineberger Construction, Inc. for 3.7 miles covering about 25 county roadways. The work is expected to be substantially completed by the end of the year.

The contract for the fourth resurfacing package has been awarded to C.R. Jackson for 10 miles covering nearly 60 county roadways. That work is expected to be substantially completed by the end of 2018.

The recently-approved projects are among millions of dollars in transportation and commuter improvements being made possible through the Richland County Transportation Penny Tax program approved by voters in November 2012.
The Richland County Transportation Program includes such projects as road widenings, intersection improvements, sidewalks, bikeways, dirt road paving and greenways throughout Richland County during a 22-year period or until $1.07 billion in sales tax revenue is collected.

“We are extremely excited to deliver a little over $10 million to construction for our citizens,” Rob Perry, Richland County transportation director, said.

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