Ribbon Cutting Held for Completion of Transportation Penny Enhancements at Bull Street and Elmwood Avenue


Richland County Council and the County’s Department of Transportation held a celebratory ribbon cutting on May 29 to mark the completion of enhancements to the intersection of Bull Street and Elmwood Avenue, a major Transportation Penny project.

The scope of this $5.2 million project included resurfacing and restriping roads, improving drainage, upgrading traffic signals, and improving pedestrian crossings. The upgrades will improve traffic flow, reduce traffic signal wait times, and improve safety for drivers and pedestrians. The improvements to this main thoroughfare also will support growth of businesses in the Bull Street District.

Council Chair Jesica Mackey (District 9), Councilman Paul Livingston (District 4), and Mike Maloney, the County’s Director of Transportation provided remarks about the intersection project and the Penny Program’s impact in communities throughout Richland County.

City of Columbia Mayor also spoke at the event, emphasizing the importance of the Transportation Penny in improving infrastructure, growing economic development and enhancing quality of life for people throughout the county.

Watch a video recap of the event HERE.