Sangaree resident contacts News 2 about dangerous intersection

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) A resident in Sangaree reached out to news to with a concern about one street in Berkeley County.

He believes the lack of a stop sign at the intersection could be dangerous.

“The street behind us is kind of a no-name street,” explained Don Albertson.

It’s the street that parallels 17-A, basically running behind SOL restaurant over to the Holiday Inn Express. Right now, there is no stop sign up at the intersection.

“I’ve personally come through and had somebody come through without stopping and had to, you know, avoid them,” he said.

One car did honk at another for not stopping before entering the intersection. It happened just before our cameras started rolling.

“So, we’re just trying to find someone to put a stop sign on the corner so someone doesn’t get hurt,” he said.

You can see where attempts have been made to put signs up.

Bilo currently has a 4 x 4 stop sign on the ground, so there’s really no signage at this intersection if you will.”

Then there is some sort of old sign laying on the ground on the other side of the intersection as well. Don says he’s called the county.

“They do not maintain it by any means,” he said.

After calling Berkeley County about the issue, officials say this is a private road and the businesses in this area are responsible for keeping the signs up.

You have the SOL restaurant and you’ve got the Holiday Inn Express. I’ve chatted with management of both, and they’re concerned but it’s not their responsibility, he said.

Don wants somebody to take responsibility.

“Sometime somebody’s going to come through here, maybe a mom and some kids are gonna get t-boned, might not be all that vicious of an accident, but somebody’s gonna get hurt,” he said.

We’ll stay on top of this story. If there is a stop sign added here, we’ll let you know.

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