Armstrong Glen contracted with the City of Rock Hill to prepare intersection and roadway designs for a new entrance for a City park which ties-in to SC Route 161. The DOT Encroachment Permit Application was prepared in 2006, but the Permit was not allowed due to SCDOT Controlled Access on SC 161. After extensive negotiations between City of Rock Hill and SCDOT an agreement was reached to allow a break in controlled access.
SC Route 161 (Waterford Park Drive) is a four-lane divided roadway with a twenty foot wide grassed median. New construction consisted of a median cut, 150 foot long left turn storage area and 150 foot long right turn deceleration area. A new driveway cut accommodates a future four-lane divided, landscaped and gated entrance into River Park. Extension of an existing 54” reinforced concrete cross-line culvert was required. Grading and stone base application for the new park access road was completed by City of Rock Hill forces in the summer of 2011.
Construction of improvements in the SC 161 Right-of-Way were completed by a private contractor in the spring of 2012 at a cost of $174,000.