Concerns about cars backed up on Highway 14 were discussed at Laurens County Council this week. Brittany Gillespie was at Tuesday evening’s council meeting, indicating she was representing a group of concerned parents, addressed council with their concerns with safety issues regarding the flow of traffic, turning, and parking issues on State Highway 14 at the Gray Court Owings School. She said she’s been in contact with the South Carolina Department of Transportation on the issue, and they responded with two ideas to correct the problem of cars lined up on the highway.
One possible solution is a left turn lane going into the school, which would cost two hundred fifty thousand dollars. The other is installation of an eight feet shoulder on the highway, which would cost one hundred thirty thousand dollars.