(Blue Ridge Now) Business owners at Village Square Mall on Spartanburg Highway said Wednesday they’re pleased with one solution the N.C. Department of Transportation has proposed to maintain customer access to their shopping center.
DOT officials gave the Henderson County Board of Commissioners an update Wednesday on their efforts to modify an Upward Road widening project so that it doesn’t impede customers from turning left into the shopping center.
During a meeting this past May, several business owners told the board that a 520-foot-long concrete median planned in front of Village Square as part of the widening project’s turn lane construction would deter customers. The board asked DOT engineers to look at possible alternatives.
On Wednesday, DOT District Engineer Steve Cannon told the board the redesign of the Upward Road project is “still a work in progress.” He outlined several design options that would allow customers better access to the mall, one of which — called a “left-over” — gained support from the businesses.
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