Updates on the Augusta Street Safety Improvement Plan

Revisions have been made to the ongoing Augusta Street Safety Improvement Plan after the public meeting in February.


The city wants to “reduce the number of vehicle conflict points.” | Photo by The City of Greenville

A second draft of the “Augusta Street Safety Improvement Plan — a future project that has neighbors and business owners talking — has been released after a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27.

We’re breaking down the changes and letting you know how to share your feedback with city leadership.

What’s new

Originally, the plan proposed a “road diet” (think: reducing traffic in a specific area) to the northbound lane in the commercial section. Several business owners were concerned about this change, and it is no longer being considered.

Additionally, access management strategies (think: raised medians + driveway closures) were planned for the commercial section, but after hearing from local businesses, these strategies have been reduced. However, raised medians are still being considered.

Medians in the residential area are still proposed, but those plans have been “significantly reduced.”

What’s staying the same

  • Undergrounding of utilities between Cateechee Avenue and Faris Road
  • Changing the Old Augusta Road + Riverside Drive Intersection to include a southbound right-turn lane along Augusta Street
  • Changing the Mauldin Road intersection by eliminating the merge

In addition, the City of Greenville will be upgrading sidewalks, modifying traffic signals, and landscaping some medians in the residential and commercial areas of Augusta Road.

Share your feedback

The City of Greenville is still collecting public comments on this project. Residents, property owners, and business owners can fill out the public comment form to share thoughts on the plans.

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