Improvements at Fowler Road and South Carolina 11

A work project is causing traffic delay at a rural Oconee intersection, but once the improvements are in place the expectation is Fowler Road and South Carolina 11 near West Union will be safer. And that’s good news for motorists, nearby residents and, especially, the public schools. The intersection is a main turn for buses and other traffic bound for Walhalla Elementary School. Officials tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS the work there is a project involving both the DOT and the Oconee School District. State Senator Thomas Alexander, Walhalla Republican, is among those gratified that traffic lights and turn lanes are finally coming to 11 and Fowler Road. Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent of Oconee public schools, said paving should be finished in a few days and he’s hopeful the lights will be installed and working by the time the new school year starts August 18.