The meeting has been scheduled by the Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood representatives and the Powdersville Planning Group, which consists of officials and representatives from various agencies.
Officials and developers will work from Monday to Thursday and provide the final presentation for the community at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Officials hope to receive input from the community and move forward with plans to help S.C. 153 prepare for growth. Anderson County Assistant Administrator and Transportation Director Holt Hopkins said the group hopes to prevent it from becoming another road similar to White Horse Road or Woodruff Road.
State Department of Transporation records show that the average daily traffic count near the S.C. 153 and S.C. 81 intersection is about 32,400.
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood representative Kevin Laird said that although the Monday evening and Thursday morning meetings will be predominantly for the public, the auditorium will be open from about 10 a.m.-7 p.m. from Monday to Wednesday.
‚ÄúEverybody is welcome at whatever time,‚ÄĚ he said.
But the Monday evening meeting is the key meeting that officials hope will bring a big crowd.
‚ÄúThe Monday one is key, because that‚Äôs where we‚Äôre going to get the input from the public,‚ÄĚ he said.
The group‚Äôs plan is to help prepare the corridor for the incoming traffic growth, and ensure it has adequate sewer, water, power and a high-speed communications network.
Officials hope to produce a product that will include alternative transportation options for pedestrians, bikeways and transit. They also hope to help make S.C. 153 become a corridor that matches the development patterns of the nearby neighborhoods and communities.
‚ÄúWe have a tremendous amount of work to do,‚ÄĚ Laird said, but added that it will be an enjoyable process.
‚Äú(These meetings) are a lot of fun, so we‚Äôre looking forward to it,‚ÄĚ he said.
The Powdersville Planning Group consists of representatives from several agencies, including Anderson County, Powdersville Water District and Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation. Although Powdersville is mostly in Anderson County, it is part of GPAT.