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Jan 24
SCDOT Begins Resurfacing Work on 90 Miles of Interstate Highways

​Officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation announced today that work is underway to begin resurfacing approximately 90 miles of South Carolina's interstate highways. These projects include resurfacing on major freight and transit arteries for the region, including interstate highways 20, 26, 95, 385 and 526.

"We recognize the importance of maintaining critical interstate infrastructure to keep goods and people moving through our state and the region," said Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall, P.E. "In addition to construction and widening projects underway on almost every interstate in South Carolina, we are also hard at work repairing and maintaining our existing infrastructure. Today's announcement shows our continued commitment to our Strategic 10-Year Plan and to delivering on the promises we made to the people of South Carolina."

With the addition of these projects, SCDOT now has approximately 200 miles of interstate resurfacing projects underway since 2020.  

For more information on the Strategic 10-Year Plan and other SCDOT programs and projects visit https://www.scdot.org

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Jan 24
Upcoming Public Involvement Meetings

Cherokee County

US 29 Safety Improvements Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cherokee County Administrative Office, located at 110 Railroad Avenue, Gaffney SC 29340.

Richland County

S-985 (Lakeshore Drive) Bridge Replacement over Unnamed Creek

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 4600 Daniel Drive, SC 29206.

Blossom Street Bridge Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center - Richland Meeting Room A, located at 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC, 29201.

Learn more about all of our upcoming public involvement meetings, including the ones happening this week, here: SCDOT Public Comment and Meeting Notices


Jan 20
Detour: SC-41 over Reedy Creek in Marion County to close January 30

​On Monday, Jan. 30, the bridge on SC-41 over Reedy Creek in Marion County will close for repairs. The repair work is expected to take approximately three or four months.

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Jan 20
S-985 (Lakeshore Drive) Bridge Replacement Over Unnamed Creek in Richland County Public Information Meeting

UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 5PM-7 PM in the Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 4600 Daniel Drive, SC 29206. 

This meeting is to inform the public about the following: Proposal to replace the existing structurally deficient bridge along S-985 (Lakeshore Drive) over Unnamed Creek in Richland County. The meeting will be a drop-in format and have displays for viewing. Citizens will also have the opportunity to provide written comments. Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT’s project website located at https://scdotgis.online/LakeshoreDrive (Link is not Explorercompatible).

PURPOSE:

Over the next ten (10) years and beyond, SCDOT’s task is to repair and rebuild our transportation network to ensure that our citizens and businesses can travel on a safe and reliable system. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed bridge replacement, and solicit feedback from residents and stakeholders. 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, receive feedback, and discuss the study with interested citizens on an individual basis.

COMMENTS:

Comments will be accepted through February 8, 2023. All formal comments received during the comment period will be considered and responded to, if requested, and will be included in the project record.

Participants can provide written comments in the following ways:
• Submit comments online at the project website: https://scdotgis.online/LakeshoreDrive

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• Mail comments to Tony Edwards, PE, Project Manager at 955 Park Street, RM 418, Columbia, SC 29201

• Email your comments to EdwardsTC@scdot.org
• Fill out a comment form and drop it in the comment box during the in-person meeting.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395 or by email atGrayB@scdot.org.

If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to receive project information or make a written comment contact Tony Edwards at 803-737-1238 or by email at EdwardsTC@scdot.org with your requests.

Jan 20
Detour: S-57 (S. Old River Rd.) in Florence County

​The bridge over Bullock’s Swamp on S-57 (S. Old River Rd.) in Florence County is closed for repairs and is expected to reopen by the end of March.

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Jan 19
Tony K. Cox named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

Tony K. Cox, of Horry County, was named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission at the Commission's January 19, 2023 meeting in Columbia.

“I’m honored to serve again as the Chairman of the Commission,” said Cox. “We’re making tremendous progress on our Strategic 10-Year Plan and we will continue working hard on behalf of the people of South Carolina.” 

Cox, a Commissioner representing the 7th Congressional District, joined the SCDOT Commission in 2017. He has previously served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Commission.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B. A. degree in public administration/real estate and completed the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Advanced Management Development Program.

Cox is a real estate professional with 40 years of experience. He recently retired as the executive vice president at Burroughs and Chapin Co., Inc. in Myrtle Beach.

He is past chairman of the South Carolina Real Estate Commission and a former chairman of the Horry County Planning Commission.


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Jan 19
Pamela L. Christopher named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

Pamela L. Christopher, of Anderson County, was named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission at the Commission's January 19, 2023 meeting in Columbia.

“I’m excited to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission,” said Christopher. “We have an outstanding team at SCDOT and I’m looking forward to working together with staff to continue to improve our transportation system in South Carolina.” 

Christopher, a Commissioner representing the 3rd Congressional District, joined the SCDOT Commission in 2020. 

Christopher is the President and CEO of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Before taking the position of President & CEO of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Christopher worked as a Chamber and economic development executive to support local, regional, and state economic development efforts in three states—  South Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin.

She is a graduate of the Leadership South Carolina class of 2018, the Leadership Anderson Class of 32, and The Riley Institute’s South Carolina DLI (Diversity Leaders Initiative) Fall 2015 Class. 

Christopher is also a member of the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Anderson County Municipal Association, and the Upstate Chamber Coalition.

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Jan 17
Agendas for January 2023 SCDOT Commission Meeting, Audit Committee Meeting
Jan 11
1-77 Bridge Deck Rehabilitation Project Public Information Meeting

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 5PM-7PM in the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center at Otarre Pointe, located at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC 29033. This meeting is to inform the public about the following: rehabilitation of fourteen (14) bridge decks on 1-77 from 1-26 (MM 0) to Bluff Road (MM 5) in Richland and Lexington Counties. The meeting will be a drop-in format and have displays for viewing. Citizens will also have the opportunity to provide written comments. Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT's project website at https://scdotgis.online/I-77BridgeDeckRehab (Link is not Explorer compatible).

Over the next ten (10) years and beyond, SCDOT's task is to repair and rebuild our transportation network to ensure that our citizens and businesses can travel on a safe and reliable system. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information and solicit feedback from residents and stakeholders concerning the deterioration and proposed rehabilitation of these fourteen (14) bridges. Eight (8) Northbound bridges and six (6) Southbound bridges will be rehabilitated. 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, receive feedback, and discuss the study with interested citizens on an individual basis.

Comments will be accepted through February 1, 2023. All formal comments received during the comment period will be considered and responded to, if requested, and will be included in the project record.

Participants can provide written comments in the following ways:


Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395 or by email at GrayB@scdot.org.

If you do not have access to the internet and would like to receive project information or make a written comment, contact Jason Fulmer at 803-737-1686 or by email at scdotpublicinvolvement@scdot.org with your requests.
Jan 06
SCDOT to Close a Section of Arrowwood Road Adjacent to the Carolina Crossroads Project in Richland County

Columbia, South Carolina - The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is scheduled to close and detour Arrowwood Road from the intersection Lawand Drive to the intersection of Gracern Road. The road will be closed starting Monday, January 9, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. to allow contractors to perform utility work and bridge construction. The road will reopen Monday, January 30, 2023, by 7:00 a.m.

Motorists should watch signs for detour information and are encouraged to avoid the area by taking an alternate route during the closure.

These construction activities are part of the Carolina Crossroads Phase 1 project in Richland and Lexington Counties. The project includes improvements to the exit ramp to US 378 from I-26 eastbound and associated interstate widening in Lexington County and a full access interchange at Colonial Life Boulevard at I-126 in Richland County. The purpose of this project is to provide traffic access to and from I-26 and I-126 to Colonial Life Blvd., allowing for closure of the existing on and off ramps that access I-26 from Bush River Road.

Visit the project webpage https://www.scdotcarolinacrossroads.com/ for other project information and updates.  The public may also contact the Project Hotline at 800-601-8715.     


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