Congestion on York County roads becoming growing issue for neighborhoods

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Times are continuing to change in York County. 

"It's bumper to bumper. I remember the street up there being two lanes. You know, normal small town traffic," said Cindy Rich. 

Cindy and her husband, Kipp, live right of of Celense Road in York County. It's one of the many areas in the county seeing increased traffic and their neighborhood is paying for it. 

"When it gets crowded, stop and go, people will cut thru our neighborhood. They tend to speed they are in a hurry to get through there," said Kipp. 

"In the next ten years you're looking at growth rates in Tega Cay and Fort Mill as well as the Lake Wylie area that are projected to above 50%,"said RFATS Administrator, David Hooper. 

Hooper's goal during his presentation at the York County City Council meeting is to make people aware of the congestion so the city can begin to plan on managing it. 

"We have to balance the current projected congestion level and what is projected, but we also have to balance that against the built in environment as it exists," said Hooper. 

Hooper says he's optimistic improvements will drive down congestion on streets like Celeste.

And although Kipp and Cindy are used to cars cutting through their neighborhood, they're hopeful it's not a long term issue.