Andrew and Merry Kuharsky - Directors
22nd Sep 2018 | by: Andrew Kuharsky

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New developments in the I-385 – I-85 construction and the future Woodruff Rd. bypass will soon be affecting our patrons’ ability to get to and from the studio. The exit ramp from I-85 southbound onto Woodruff Rd is now closed for 60 days. Those of us who come on I-385 (from either direction) and exited towards I-85 South and then took the Woodruff Rd. exit will no longer be able to do that. On the bright side, the City of Greenville hopes to have the Woodruff Road Bypass completed this spring.

I-85 I-385 interchangePeople coming from the north on I-85 southbound should take I-385 North towards downtown and then immediately exit on Roper Mountain Road. Turn left on Roper Mountain Road and then left on Woodruff Road. People coming on I-385 from downtown side should exit at Roper Mountain Road, turn right on Roper Mountain Road, and then left on Woodruff Road. People coming from Simpsonville side on I-385 can exit at the first Woodruff Rd. exit, or continue to Roper Mountain Rd. and come back towards the studio. People coming from the south on I-85 northbound will see no changes.

When the new Woodruff Road Bypass is completed this spring (they say), it will run parallel to Woodruff Road and feature roundabouts with connections to Green Heron Drive, Ketron Court, Woodruff Industrial Lane and Verdae Boulevard. You will be able to go from the studio to Verdae Rd. (a continuation of Roper Mountain Road) without getting onto Woodruff Rd and without a traffic light! (see  https://greenvillesc.gov/1496/Woodruff-Road-Bypass). We look forward to that!

Woodruff Road bypassIn the mean time, if you are coming from Roper Mountain Rd. on Woodruff Road and the traffic is backed up, I have been known to turn left into Costco, go all the way to the back behind Costco and everything until Dave and Buster’s, come up to the light at Woodruff Rd. and Woodruff Industrial Lane and go straight across. The traffic on Woodruff Rd. from Roper Mountain Rd. has been better lately. Let’s hope for the best!

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About the Author: Andrew Kuharsky

Mr. Kuharsky is a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School. He was an apprentice with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, a principal dancer with The Atlanta Ballet, and a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal. He has directed the dance programs at the SC Governor's School for the Arts and the Greenville County Schools' Fine Arts Center.