COLUMBIA, S.C. — Safety improvements could be on the way for a section of Two Notch Road.

The project by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will stretch about 4 miles, from the Trenholm Road exit to Valhalla Drive.

News 19 found out why this area is in the spotlight.

In a public meeting Tuesday, SCDOT explained the new safety project and sought residents' feedback on the idea.

The Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program recommended these changes after identifying this corridor as one with a high number of car crashes.

From 2010 to 2014, there were 1,608 crashes along this corridor. 2 were deadly, 343 resulted in injuries.

In 2014, there was, on average, one crash a day.

The proposed improvements in the project include the following:

  • Building raised medians in key areas along the corridor
  • Improving and installing crosswalks and putting in wheelchair ramps
  • Installing flashing yellow traffic lights
  • Updating and improving signing and pavement markings

These updates aim for a safer drive along Two Notch Road.

For example, installing a raised concrete median in an area with no existing median has been found to reduce crashes in that segment by about 40%. (Source: Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse)

If you'd like to submit feedback on this project, you have until February 12 to do so. 

To take a closer look at these proposed improvements and to learn more about how you can give feedback on the project, click here.

Improvements are planned to begin in the Fall of 2021.