Country Club Road Corridor Project

Car on Country Club RoadThe South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to improve the County Club Road (S-42-47) corridor in Spartanburg County. The existing corridor is primarily a two-lane roadway that provides a vital connection from the City of Spartanburg at Union Street (SC 56) and South Pine Street to the Glendale Shoals Community and other areas of Spartanburg County. The project is near the Mary Black Rail Trail trailhead and trails near Glendale Shoals. Glendale Shoals is a 13 acre preserve along the shores of Lawsons Fork Creek and has waterfalls, a meadow and a nature trail. The proposed project plans to widen the existing roadway to meet current design standards, provide operational and safety improvements at key intersections and provide a combination of multi-use path, on-street bicycle facilities, and sidewalk to promote bicycle and pedestrian activity.

This project is Federally funded through SPATS and being managed by SCDOT utilizing the Country Club Corridor Study completed in February 2016 with SPATS and Spartanburg County. The project is estimated to cost around $14.2 million which includes $1.2 million for preliminary engineering, $3 million for right-of-way, and $10 million for construction.

SCDOT Project Website

The SCDOT Country Club Road Corridor Project page is the best way to keep abreast of all the latest news and updates about the happenings of the Country Club Road project. There are several tabs on the project website; click on each one to familiarize yourself with the information. If you still have questions, select the last tab, "Contact Us", and fill out the form and write your questions or concerns in the Comment section and Ms. Penny Phillips will reply to your inquiry.

We get a lot of questions about the project timeline. Note that the fourth tab has the Schedule listed. It will be updated on a continuous basis, as will the rest of the site information. Also, please keep in mind that we are very early in the process for this project. So far, activities that are taking place are Preliminary Engineering activities of surveying, traffic analysis, and some Environmental to work towards developing Alternative Analysis.

Updates

April 2, 2015

GoUpstate.com Article about the 1st public meeting: Public meeting schedule on improvements for Country Club Road

April 6, 2015

We had a great turnout for the first public meeting! Thank you to the 100 residents, interested citizens, elected officials and advocates who attended the event on April 2nd. Toole Design Group was able to gather extensive knowledge, desires, and expectations for the future of Country Club Road. View the summary of the findings from the April 2nd meeting (PDF).

June 18, 2015

A design workshop will be held June 24 to 25, 2015 with a public presentation on Thursday, June 25th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS). Conceptual designs developed during the workshop will be presented and public feedback received. To see more information, download the Design Workshop Public Presentation Flyer. We hope to see you there!

January 8, 2016

Download the Recommendations Reveal Presentation (PDF) to see the slideshow from the Public Reveal on December 7, 2015!

February 23, 2016

We are pleased to announce that at the Country Club Road Corridor Study was officially endorsed by the SPATS Policy Committee Meeting on February 8th, 2016. This Study was a comprehensive transportation and land use analysis that resulted in a coordinated set of design solutions that not only responds to the transportation demands of the corridor but also are sensitive to the desires of those who call the corridor home. The Study addresses:

  • Adjacent land uses
  • Bicycles
  • Cars
  • Environment
  • Pedestrians
  • Transit
  • Urban design

August 2018

Check out the Country Club Road Summer 2018 Newsletter (PDF)!

May 2019

SCDOT will hold a public hearing on the Country Club Road Corridor Project on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5 to 7 pm at Morningside Baptist Church in Spartanburg.

From 5 to 6 pm the hearing format will be informal with large graphic displays of the entire project along with team members from SCDOT present to discuss the project. At 6 pm SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation to the auditorium about the project. Immediately following the presentation citizens will have the opportunity to make formal, verbal comments. To be eligible to speak at the public hearing, citizens must sign up between 5 pm and 5:55 pm See the May 2019 Public Hearing Flyer (PDF) for more information regarding the public hearing.

June 2019

  • PE is approximately 70% complete.
  • ROW Acquisition is scheduled to begin late 2019.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin Spring 2021 depending on ROW Acquisitions.

February 2020

  • PE is 80% complete.
  • ROW Acquisition began October 2019 approximately 10% tracts settled.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin Spring 2021 depending on ROW Acquisitions.

Photo Gallery

View photos of Country Club Road Corridor Meetings.