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Dec 05
85/385 Gateway Project Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, to mark a major milestone in the completion of the 85-385 Gateway Project in Greenville County.

Media are instructed to park at 401 Roper Mountain Road. Shuttles will be provided for access to the ceremony to be held on the project site. Shuttle service will begin at approximately 9:15 a.m.

 

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Dec 02
Public Information HOTLINE Meeting December 12 for the Proposed S-300 (Missallie Drive) Bridge Replacement over Branch of Shell Creek in Laurens County

Pubilc Information Meeting on Proposed Bridge Replacement

 

S-300 (Missallie Dr) over Branch of Shell Creek

 

Laurens County

Thursday, December 12, 2019

from 12:00 to 2:00 PM

via live telephone hotline

at 1-855-GO-SCDOT (1-855-467-2368)

web: scdotgis.online/S300Missallie

Project:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to replace the existing bridge along S-300 (Missallie Dr) over a branch of Shell Creek located approximately 1 mile east of the City of Clinton. The purpose of this project is to correct functional and structural deficiencies associated with the existing bridge.

 

Meeting:

SCDOT invites citizens to participate in a public information hotline meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., via live telephone hotline at 1-855-GO-SCDOT (1-855-467-2368). During this time, citizens will have live telephone access to project team members who will be able to answer questions or provide information about the project. Each caller will talk individually with one project team member who will collect the caller's informal, verbal comments. Written comments may be submitted via the project website described below. Comments will be accepted until December 27, 2019. The project team will consider the comments and other meeting input while developing project designs.

 

Purpose of the Meeting:

The purpose of the hotline meeting is to provide information to and solicit feedback from area residents concerning the project. Engineering and environmental personnel from SCDOT will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis via telephone hotline. Maps and drawings of the proposed improvements will be available online. (For those that do not have internet access, call the hotline number to obtain hard copies.) Attendees may ask questions and provide comments regarding the possible social, economic, and environmental effects of the project. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public about cultural and historic resources in the area.

 

Contact:

Fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting, related maps, displays, comment forms, and other pertinent data will be available for public review online at scdotgis.online/S300Missallie. Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Tyke Redfearn, SCDOT Program Manager at 855-467-2368 in Columbia, or at redfearnwt@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Dec 02
SC Scenic Highways Committee Meeting Agenda Dec. 3

SC Scenic Highways Committee Meeting

SCDOT Headquarters Building – Conference Room 331

December 3, 2019

10:00 am

 

AGENDA

 

1.    Introductions

2.    Scenic Highways Committee Overview

3.    Update on Recent Activities

 

  • Piedmont Gateway Scenic Byway Application Request

     
  • Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway – Table Rock Pull-off

     
  • Ashley River Road Scenic Byway Safety Upgrades

     
  • National Scenic Byways Program

     

4.    2020 Meeting Dates

  

5.    Adjourn

 

Dec 02
I-526 Wando River Bridge rehabilitation project update

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is continuing rehabilitation of the I-526 Wando River Bridge rehabilitation project. The upcoming work schedule is as follows, weather permitting:

On Friday night December 6 thru Monday morning December 9 a lane closure will be in effect on the Eastbound lanes of Interstate 526.  The left lane of Interstate I-526 Eastbound will be closed beginning 8PM Friday night and will reopen no later than 6AM Monday morning. 

The right lane and truck climbing lane will remain open at all times.  Exit 24 (Daniel Island) will remain accessible.  No lanes of travel will be affected in the Westbound direction. Signage, traffic control devices and Highway Patrol will be onsite directing motorists and controlling the flow of traffic.  The Department of Transportation appreciates the cooperation of the Charleston Community as these necessary maintenance activities take place.

 

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Nov 27
I-85 Interstate Rehabilitation Project in Spartanburg County Completed

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces that the I-85 interstate rehabilitation project in Spartanburg County, from mile marker 69 to 78, has been completed as of November 22, 2019. All three lanes, northbound and southbound, are now open to drivers with full access to on and off ramps.

SCDOT is currently in the process of reconstructing all of I-85 in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. This project is part of SCDOT's Strategic 10-Year Plan and the Interstate Improvement Program. The goal is to improve safety for the traveling public and increase the capacity of this section of the interstate system so that it may function more efficiently for many years to come.

Work still continues on the project in Cherokee County. Drivers are asked to travel with caution when driving in or near the construction areas. 


Nov 26
I-77 Northbound Pacing Operation Dec. 2 for SC 277 Bridge Construction

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will utilize temporary lane closures and pacing operations in the Northbound lane on I-77 between mile marker 16 (I-20) and mile marker 18 in Richland County on starting Monday night, Dec. 2, 2019.  The purpose is to move equipment across the interstate to facilitate the construction of the new SC 277 Northbound Bridge over I-77.

Lane closures will begin at approximately 10 p.m. and lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. the following morning, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) will temporarily pace traffic at a controlled, reduced speed through the work zone for a maximum of 20 minutes starting at 2 a.m., Dec. 3, 2019.

SCDOT reminds the public to use caution while driving through work zones. Motorists can use SCDOT's 511 Traveler system: http://www.511sc.org/  to help make travel decisions.  For more information concerning this project, the public may contact SCDOT Construction Engineer, John Burns at (803) 699-5068.


Nov 26
Commission Meeting, Audit Committee Meeting Agendas for December 2019
Nov 26
State Highway Work Restrictions in Effect For Thanksgiving Holiday

To help with holiday traffic, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures for non-emergency highway work on interstate highways and high-volume, multilane primary routes during the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

This restriction is in effect from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, through 6 a.m. on Monday,  Dec. 2, 2019.

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Nov 25
SCDOT to begin patching operations in Richland County on November 25th

​SCDOT plans to conduct patching operations on I-77 southbound between the Congaree River (mile 5) and the Saxe Gotha Road exit (mile 2) beginning Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. 

The work is scheduled to end by 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 26.

Please use extra caution on this section of I-77.

Nov 20
Public Meeting Dec. 5 in Newberry County concerning Proposed SC 72 (Church Street) Bridge Replacement over CSX Railroad

Proposed SC 72 (Church Street) Bridge Replacement over CSX Railroad

Public Information Meeting 

Newberry County

Project:

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the SC 72 Bridge over CSX Railroad in Newberry County, South Carolina. Specifically, the project is situated in the Town of Whitmire along the portion of SC 72 (Church Street) between Owens Avenue to the west and Market Street to the east. The purpose of this proposed project is to address structural and functional deficiencies in the existing bridge by replacing it with a new bridge that meets current design standards.

Meeting:

 

SCDOT invites citizens to attend a public information meeting on December 5th, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Whitmire Community Center located at 1222 Glenn Street, Whitmire, SC 29178. The meeting will have a drop-in style 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 http://scdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=aace56054a2e4829abaa8d081029b1f5 or by visiting the SCDOT website (http://www.scdot.org, Programs & Projects, Current Projects, Midlands).

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the proposed project is to address structural and functional deficiencies in the existing bridge on SC 72 (Church Street) over CSX Railroad by replacing it with a new bridge that meets current design standards. According to the National Bridge Inventory: Structure Inventory and Appraisal Report, the current bridge was constructed in 1935 and is classified as structurally deficient. The goal of this meeting is to receive public input on the project approach and to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. Maps and drawings of the proposed improvements will be available, and attendees may ask questions and provide comments regarding the possible social, economic, and environmental effects of the project. Engineering and environmental personnel from SCDOT and its consultant will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

Contact:

 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting C.T. York, P.E., SCDOT Project Manager at 803-737-3122 or by email at YorkCT@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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