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Apr 23
SCDOT to temporarily close Hampshire Drive in Cherokee County as part of I-85 Widening Project

Columbia, S.C. (April 23, 2024) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close part of Hampshire Drive in Cherokee beginning April 30 as part of the I-85 Widening Project. The closure is expected to last four weeks.


During the closure, traffic will be detoured using Allison Drive and Matthew Road. The northbound Exit 95 off-ramp will remain open. A map of the detour can be found below. Please note that the dotted line indicates where the road will be open to local traffic only.


Apr 22
Traffic lanes to shift tonight on South Main Street in Columbia

​Columbia, S.C. (April 22, 2024) – Starting this evening, vehicle traffic on South Main Street will shift west toward the Assembly Street side, with one lane in each direction open for motor vehicle traffic. 

The traffic shift takes place as the second phase of construction on the South Main Street Streetscape Project begins. Phase II construction includes the installation of curbs, driveways, drainage structures, and sidewalks on the east side, closest to Sumter Street. Pendleton Street median construction will also take place during this phase, and SCDOT will announce traffic impact information as that work begins.

Businesses on both sides of South Main Street will continue to be accessible. SCDOT asks the traveling public to use caution in and around this active work zone. 

The purpose of the project is to improve pedestrian safety and enhance the appearance of South Main Street between Blossom and Pendleton streets. The project is partnership among the State of South Carolina, the City of Columbia, Richland County, and the University of South Carolina.

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Apr 22
SCDOT to temporarily close portion of Green River Road in Cherokee County as part of I-85 Widening

Columbia, S.C. (April 22, 2024) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close part of Green River Road in Cherokee County beginning on April 29 as part of the I-85 Widening Project. The closure is anticipated to last two months.


During the closure, traffic will be detoured using Macedonia Road, Green Acres Road, Oglesby Valley Road and Green River Road. A map of the detour can be found below. Please not that the road will be open to local traffic during the closure.


Apr 18
SCDOT Requests Comments on Proposed Projects

Columbia, S.C. (April 18, 2024) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation requests input from the traveling public on the following proposed transportation projects. SCDOT encourages members of the public to review project websites and provide questions, comments, or information about local historic or cultural resources. 

 

All comments received during a project comment period will be reviewed and included in the project record. Individuals who provide comments will receive responses upon request.

 

Individuals in need of special accommodations may call 803-737-1271 or send an email to SCDOTPublicComment@scdot.org to request assistance. Individuals without access to the internet who would like to receive project information, or submit a comment, should contact the respective SCDOT Project Manager listed below.

 

Individuals who need to speak with an interpreter should contact SCDOT at 803-724-5862 or 888-468-8081. Para hablar con un intérprete, comuníquese con SCDOT al 803-724-5862 o al número gratuito 888-468-8081.

 

Greenville County

 

Statewide Bridge Replacement Project - SC 288 over S. Saluda River



Comment period: April 18 to May 17, 2024

 

How to submit comments:

  • Online: https://scdotgis.online/BM-D3P7
  • Warren Hart, Project Manager, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-737-2049
  • Email: HartWD@scdot.org


Pickens County

 

Statewide Bridge Replacement Project – SC 8 over Oolenoy River

 

Comment period: April 18 to May 17, 2024

 

How to submit comments:

  • Online: https://scdotgis.online/BM-D3P6
  • Warren Hart, Project Manager, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-737-2049
  • Email: HartWD@scdot.org 


Apr 18
SCDOT to hold a drop-in public involvement meeting in Pickens County

Columbia, S.C. (April 18, 2024) - SCDOT will hold a drop-in public involvement meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2024 regarding a proposed preventive maintenance bridge project in Greenville County.

 

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The meeting will take place at Oolenoy Baptist Church located at 201 Miracle Hill Road, Pickens, SC 29671. SCDOT representatives will be available at the meeting to discuss the proposed project with members of the community.

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to provide bridge repair, rehabilitation, and preservation services for several statewide bridge maintenance projects. SC 288 (Pumpkintown Rd) over S. Saluda River Bridge is closed and load restricted. It is also on an expedited delivery schedule. Visit the project website for additional information https://scdotgis.online/BM-D3P7.

 

For more information about this and other proposed SCDOT projects, please visit our public involvement meeting webpage.


Apr 18
SCDOT to hold a drop-in public involvement meeting in Pickens County

Columbia, S.C. (April 18, 2024) - SCDOT will hold a drop-in public involvement meeting on Thursday, May 2, 2024 regarding a proposed preventive maintenance bridge projects in Pickens County.

 

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The meeting will take place at Oolenoy Baptist Church located at 201 Miracle Hill Road, Pickens, SC 29671. SCDOT representatives will be available at the meeting to discuss the proposed project with members of the community.

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to provide bridge repair, rehabilitation, and preservation services for several statewide bridge maintenance projects. SC 8 (Pumpkintown Hwy) over Oolenoy River Bridge is closed and load restricted. It is also on an expedited delivery schedule. Visit the project website for additional information https://scdotgis.online/BM-D3P6.



For more information about this and other proposed SCDOT projects, please visit our public involvement meeting webpage.


Apr 17
SCDOT closes Mayo Road bridge in Spartanburg County for emergency repairs

Columbia, S.C. (April 17, 2024) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the Mayo Road bridge over Island Creek in Spartanburg County for emergency repairs.


During the closure, traffic will be detoured utilizing Old School Road, Chesnee Highway (US 221), I-85, and Battleground Road. Mayo Road will be open to local traffic only during the closure of the bridge. The closure is expected to last approximately a month.


SCDOT appreciates the public's patience as we work to make repairs to this bridge. Remember to slow down and pay attention when driving through a work zone.


Apr 16
SCDOT to temporarily close Peachoid Road in Cherokee County as part of I-85 Widening Project

Columbia, S.C. (April 16, 2024) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close Peachoid Road in Cherokee County beginning on April 23 as part of the ongoing widening and reconstruction of I-85. The road will be open to local traffic only. The closure is expected to last two months.


The detour route will utilize Chesnee Highway (SC 11) and Whelchel Road. A map of the detour can be found below.


Apr 15
SCDOT to Host 20 Public Open House Meetings for the SC+EV Initiative

SCDOT to Host 20 Public Open House Meetings for the SC+EV Initiative

Highlighting South Carolina’s Efforts to Enhance Electrified Mobility in the State

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will host 20 public open house meetings across the state to provide an update on the state’s efforts to support the electric vehicle (EV) industry and ecosystem as it kicks off the SC+EV Initiative.

The SC+EV Initiative will position South Carolina for the future of electrified mobility through the creation of a reliable and accessible statewide network of EV charging infrastructure.


Members of the public are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming public open houses to learn more about the SC+EV initiative, its benefits, and the forthcoming deployment of EV charging equipment along South Carolina’s major interstates. Please see the accompanying flyer sharing a map and list of all 20 public open house locations.


Attendees are encouraged to drop in anytime to the open house meetings; no formal presentations will be given.


A virtual public meeting will be held in tandem with the public open houses. Members of the public can view the virtual meeting starting April 22, 2024 at www.southcarolina-ev.com.



Public comments may be submitted either in person at the meeting, through the project email, connect@southcarolina-ev.com, or by mail to SC+EV C/O SCDOT, 1201 Main Street Suite 800, Columbia, SC 29201.


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Apr 12
Overnight Closures Scheduled on I-126 Eastbound for Bridge Construction

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will conduct temporary closures of a section of Interstate I-126 Eastbound, just east of the I-26/I-126 Interchange. Weather pending, the closures will take place tonight, Saturday night, and Sunday night.

On Friday and Saturday nights, impacts to interstate traffic are expected to start around 10 p.m. On Sunday night, interstate traffic impacts will begin at approximately 6 p.m.


Traffic on I-126 Eastbound will be stopped in increments of approximately 20 minutes as crews work to securely place bridge beams over the interstate. Waiting vehicles will be allowed to pass in the eastbound direction between construction work increments. Longer closure increments may take place overnight.


The closures will allow SCDOT to safely transport and set new bridge beams in their permanent location over the interstate. This is a part of SCDOT’s ongoing construction of the Carolina Crossroads Project in Richland and Lexington counties.


Local law enforcement and transportation authorities will be onsite during the closure for traffic management. Motorists may experience temporary slowdowns and stops in traffic while the closure takes place, and are advised to use caution, plan accordingly, and follow posted instructions.


The closure is subject to change in case of poor weather or other unexpected issues.


Visit scdotcarolinacrossroads.com for project information and updates. 


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