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Mar 20
SCDOT Names Justin Powell New Deputy Secretary for Finance & Administration

​Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall has selected Justin Powell to assume the duties of Deputy Secretary for Finance & Administration for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT).  Powell has over 15 years of experience in the finance arena in both the government and private sectors. 

 

Powell is currently serving as an Assistant County Administrator for Horry County where he has been managing the County's Administration Division since May of 2015.  Powell's current responsibilities in Horry County include; Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology and Budget Management among other duties.

          

Hall pointed to Powell's experience and accomplishments during his tenure in Horry County that made him an excellent choice for the SCDOT Leadership Team. "Mr. Powell has a proven track record of success and I have every confidence that he will be able to make a positive difference here at the agency," said Hall.

 

She also noted that Powell's financial management has resulted in an upgrading of Horry County's credit rating, and that he has vast experience in disaster response and recovery, citing his support following Hurricanes, Joaquin, Matthew and Florence.

 

Powell has previous experience serving as Chief Financial Officer for Dorchester County, a Budget Analyst for the City of Greenville, a private sector position with IBM Consulting Services and as a Budget Analyst for Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

A South Carolina native, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Wofford College and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Powell will begin his work at SCDOT at the end of April, 2019.


Mar 20
SCDOT Public Information Meeting in Orangeburg County April 4

PROPOSED CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
US 21/178 Bypass (Chestnut Street)
Orangeburg County
Public Information Meeting
 

Meeting:

Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Robert E. Howard Middle School cafeteria located at 1255 Belleville Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115. The meeting will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. Formal, verbal comments will not be taken during this meeting. Project information, including meeting material, will also be available after the meeting on the project website https://arcg.is/bG8Cz or by accessing SCDOTs website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects)

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) the proposed pedestrian enhancements along the US 21/178 Bypass (Chestnut Street) corridor from US 601 (Magnolia Street) to SC 33 (Russell Street). The proposed project will include stamped crosswalks, traffic signal mast-arms, lighting, landscaping/hardscaping, retrofit stairs connected to the existing pedestrian bridge and a shared-use path along the corridor. Another purpose of this meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. Personnel from SCDOT will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

Contact: 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Adam Humphries, SCDOT Program Manager at 803-737-3081 in Columbia, or at humphrieas@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Mar 18
Conway Perimeter Road Phase II Public Information Meeting

Conway Perimeter Road Phase II

Horry County

Public Information Meeting

Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5-7 PM

at the City of Conway Recreation Center

1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway, South Carolina 29527

 

Meeting:

Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the City of Conway Recreation Center, located at 1515 Mill Pond Road, Conway, South Carolina 29527.  The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing.  Citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.  A formal presentation will not be given at this time. 

 

Purpose:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in partnership with Horry County proposes to construct Phase II of Conway Perimeter Road from US 378 (at El Bethel Road) to US 701 South. This new road will feature 4-lanes with median and turning lanes at the intersection and pedestrian facilities.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project to the public, and to solicit input on the project from area residents.  Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.  Engineering and Environmental personnel from the SCDOT, Horry County, and their Consultant will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Marla Watson with SCDOT at 803-737-1041 or by email at watsonmn@scdot.org. The displays and handouts will be available after the meeting online on the project website http://arcg.is/1mXKXS or by visiting www.scdot.org (public involvement - current projects).  Persons unable to attend are encouraged to visit the website and provide comments.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Mar 15
SCDOT’s 2019 “Spring Spruce Up” Litter Collection Results

Hundreds of South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) employees spent Thursday, March 14, 2019, collecting litter along highways across South Carolina.

Those efforts resulted in the collection of 22,042 bags of litter during SCDOT's "Spring Spruce Up," an effort to clean our highways and bring attention to the problem of littering.

The total is up from SCDOT's 2018 "Spring Spruce Up," which netted 20,170 bags of litter.

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said Thursday's "Spring Spruce Up" is a "call to action' of every South Carolinian to fight litter. She urges all motorists to "stash their trash" until reaching their destination where it can be disposed of properly.Dorchester maintenance litter pickup1.jpg

SCDOT reminds the public that litter impacts everyone in South Carolina. Litter is an eyesore and can hurt our economic development and job creation.

Mar 12
SCDOT Statewide Highway Litter Pickup Event Thursday, March 14, 2019

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will hold its 2019 agency-wide highway litter clean-up event on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

SCDOT's "Spring Spruce Up" includes hundreds of employees – from engineers and attorneys to administrative staff and leadership - volunteering to pick up litter across South Carolina roadsides.

"SCDOT recognizes the negative impact of litter. Not only is it an eyesore, but it can discourage economic development and hurt our state's economy," said Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall.

"The best solution is not to litter in the first place, and all South Carolinians share in that responsibility, Hall said. "By participating in the Spring Spruce Up event, SCDOT employees are doing their part to combat the litter problem in South Carolina."

SCDOT asks motorists to be aware of cleanup activities along the roadsides and to use caution as necessary. "Let 'em Work. Let 'em Live."


Mar 11
Public Information Meeting Tuesday, March 26, in Lexington County

PROPOSED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT  of US 21 OVER CONGAREE CREEK

Cayce, SC

Lexington County

 

Public Information Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 5-7 pm

at R.E. Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology (now hosting Fulmer Middle School)

located at 2305 Frink Street, Cayce, SC 29033

 

 

Meeting:

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at R.E. Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology (now hosting Fulmer Middle School), located at 2305 Frink Street, Cayce, SC 29033. The meeting will be set up as an informal, drop-in style meeting where people can interact with SCDOT and project staff about the proposed project.  Property owners and business owners on or near the project area are especially encouraged to attend.

 

Project Description:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to replace the US 21 bridge over the Congaree Creek in Lexington County.  The project includes replacing the existing bridge structure and improving the roadway approaches to meet current design criteria. This project is located within the Congaree Creek floodplain and based upon available Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) information, the roadway and bridge provide insufficient elevation to satisfy current SCDOT design criteria.

 

Meeting Purpose:          

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for the public to view preliminary environmental constraints maps and review the project's preliminary purpose and need. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. The meeting will also allow the public to ask questions about the project and provide input about the proposed project. Representatives of SCDOT will be available to answer questions on an individual basis.

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting the SCDOT Program Manager Ms. Tevia Brown at 803-737-3148.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395. Project information, including meeting material, will also be available on the project website http://arcg.is/0eO5CX or by accessing SCDOTs website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects)

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Mar 07
Public Information Meeting March 21 in Lexington County

US 378 (Sunset Boulevard) over Twelve Mile Creek

Bridge Replacement Project

Lexington County

 

Public Information Meeting

 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 5-7 PM

River Bluff High School- Gator Commons

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC 29072

Meeting:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for Thursday, March 21, 2019, concerning the proposed bridge replacement on US 378 (Sunset Boulevard) over Twelve Mile Creek.

 

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at River Bluff High School – Gator Commons located at 320 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072.  The meeting will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing, and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.  Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT website (http://www.scdot.org, Programs & Projects, Current Projects, Midlands).

Purpose:

The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested citizens an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the proposed replacement of the bridge on US 378 over Twelve Mile Creek.  Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.  These projects are proposed as part of the Federal Highway Administration's Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program, which is designed to replace bridges that are structurally deficient and/or functionally obsolete.

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Joey McIntyre at 803-737-1842 or on the project website http://arcg.is/b9b9D or by visiting www.scdot.org – public involvement portal- current projects.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact  Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Mar 04
James Island Connector Bridge Maintenance Work to begin March 13

SCDOT plans to perform maintenance repairs on the SC 30 James Island Connector Bridge, requiring midweek nighttime and weekend lane closures beginning March 13. Work scheduled will not impact the Cooper River Bridge Run.  

The work to repair the bridge's expansion joints will take place over 4 non-consecutive weeks as highlighted below. In general, each week there will be overnight closures on Wednesdays and Thursdays, followed by closures on Friday nights that will remain in place for the weekend. 

*Please note the work is not proposed 4 consecutive weeks due to the Cooper River Bridge Run. 

For more information, contact M. Kevin Turner, SCDOT District Construction/Maintenance Engineer in North Charleston at (843) 746-6726

Here is the schedule, weather permitting:

 

  • Wednesday March 13 Westbound left lane closed 9 pm until 5 am
  • Thursday March 14 Westbound left lane closure 9 pm until 5 am
  • Friday March 15 Westbound left lane closed at 9 pm until Monday 18 at 5 am

 

  • Wednesday March 20 Westbound right lane closed 9 pm until 5 am
  • Thursday March 21 Westbound right lane closed at 9 pm until 5 am
  • Friday March 22 Westbound right lane closed at 9 pm until Monday 25 at 5 am

 

  • Wednesday March 27 Eastbound left lane closed 9 pm until 5 am
  • Thursday March 28 Eastbound left lane closed 9 pm until 5 am
  • Friday March 29 Eastbound left lane closed 9 pm until Monday April 1 at 5 am

 

  • Wednesday April 10 Eastbound right lane closed 9 pm until 5 am
  • Thursday April 11 Eastbound right lane closed at 9 pm until 5 am
  • Friday April 12 Eastbound right lane closed at 9 pm until Monday April 15 at 5 am

     

     

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Mar 04
Public Information Meeting March 19 in Horry County

Proposed Wampee Road (S-57) and Little River Road (S-111) Intersection Improvement Project

Horry County

Public Information Meeting

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5-7 PM

at the Grace Christian Fellowship Church

1223 State Hwy 57 N

Little River, SC 29566

 

Meeting:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Grace Christian Fellowship Church located at 1223 State Hwy 57 N Little River, SC 29566.  The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing. Citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. A formal presentation will not be given during this time.

 

Purpose:

The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project to the public and to solicit feedback from area residents, businesses and commuters. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.  Engineering and environmental personnel from the Federal Highway Administration and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Joe Sturm, PE, SCDOT Project Manager, at 803-737-0137 or by email at sturmjp@scdot.org.  The displays and handout will be available online beginning March 20, 2019 at http://arcg.is/1LG1Hv or by visiting www.scdot.org – public involvement- current projects.  Persons unable to attend are encouraged to visit the website and provide comments. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at  803-737-1395.

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Feb 28
Public Information Meeting March 14 in Berkeley County

PROPOSED SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ALONG S-29 (RED BANK RD) S-208 (SNAKE RD) TO NEAR S-251 (EAGLE RD)

Berkeley County

 

Public Information Meeting

 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 5-7 PM

at Goose Creek High School

1137 Red Bank Rd

Goose Creek, SC 29445

 

Meeting:

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting, Thursday, March 14th, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Goose Creek High School, 1137 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445.  The meeting will have a drop in format with displays for viewing, informational handouts and comment forms.

 

Purpose:

 

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the proposed safety improvements along S-29 (Red Bank Rd) from S-208 (Snake Rd) to near S-251 (Eagle Rd). Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.

 

The purpose of this project is to improve the safety of this corridor to help reduce the frequency and severity of crashes occurring at this location. This location was selected for improvement through the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The HSIP uses a data-driven strategic approach to identify locations throughout the state with high crash rates or patterns and implements safety enhancements through infrastructure-related improvements. The HSIP project selection requires an engineering study that includes an analysis of the crash data, an assessment of field conditions, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of all potential countermeasures to ensure maximum safety benefit is obtained for the amount of funds invested.

Contact: 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting SCDOT Project Manager Brett McCutchan at 803.737.1564.  Project information will also be available on the project website: http://arcg.is/0Wvrfr or on the SCDOT website: www.scdot.org; Public Involvement - Current Projects. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803.737.1395.

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