Members of the Camden Business Alliance (CBA) and their guests will have the chance to learn more about the city of Camden’s proposed Broad Street “road diet” at the alliance’s next Breakfast Before Hours to be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. The meeting will take place on the mezzanine level of TenEleven Galleria, 1011 Broad St., and feature representatives from the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and URS, the city of Camden’s engineering consultant firm. The road diet would narrow Broad Street between DeKalb and York streets from a total of four lanes to two in an effort to divert heavy truck traffic to an enhanced, approved truck route being developed separately by SCDOT. Some business and property owners along that portion of Broad Street have expressed concern about how both the construction and the finished project will affect their businesses. Actual construction work on the road diet may not begin until at least 2016 since it is dependent upon the completion of the truck route enhancement project.
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