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Apr 13
US 76 / 378 (Garners Ferry Road) Rural Road Safety Project

Public Comment Period:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCOOT) is holding a Public Information Meeting for the proposed US 76 / 378 (Garners Ferry Road) Rural Road Safety Project. Due to health and safety concerns, the meeting will be by appointment only.

In-person meetings with the project team will be offered on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Beulah Baptist Church - Youth Building, 9487 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061. Appointments are strongly encouraged due to health protocols. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. To schedule an in-person meeting please visit https://scdotgis.online/US76RRSP or contact SCOOT Rural Road Safety Projects Manager Bryan Jones at 803-737-1845 or at JonesBL@d ot.state.sc.us.

The Public Information Meeting will have displays and handouts for viewing, and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. Project information, including meeting displays and handouts, will also be available on the project website at https://scdotgis.online/US76RRSP beginning April 15, 2021. This site will also provide citizens an opportunity to provide comments. The Public Comment period will begin on April 15, 2021, and end on May 15, 2021.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Rural Roads Program is to improve safety on South Carolina's rural roadways through engineering solutions identified to reduce the frequency of fatal and serious injury crashes occurring on these roadways. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review, discuss, and provide comments on the proposed US 76 / 378 Garners Ferry Road Rural Road Safety Project with project representatives.

The project extends 13.3 miles along US 76 / 378 Garners Ferry Road Rural Road Safety Project is from S-40-86 (Harmon Road)  to the Sumter  County line. The project will include various engineering solutions such as widening and paving of shoulders, wider and brighter pavement markings, rumble strips, improved clear zone, select median cross-over removal, and additional guardrail throughout the median and along the outside shoulders to reduce the frequency of fatal and serious injury run-off-the-road crashes.

Comments:

Participants can provide written comments in the following ways:

  • Submit comments online at the project website: https://scdotgis.online/US76RRSP
  • Mail comments to Bryan L. Jones, PE, SCOOT Project Manager at 955 Park Street,

    P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201-3959
  • Email your comments to JonesBL@d ot.state.sc.us
  • Fill out a comment card and drop it in the comment box during your scheduled in-person meeting.

    Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2021. All formal comments received during the comment period will be considered and included in the project record.

    Contact:

    Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803- 737-1395.

    If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to receive project information or make a written comment contact Bryan L. Jones, PE, at 803-737-1845 with your requests.

    To speak with an interpreter, please contact SCOOT at (855) 467-2368 or (803) 737-1200.

    Para hablar con un interprete, comunfquese con SCOOT al (855) 467-2368 numero gratuito 6 (803) 737-1200


Apr 12
I-20 Westbound US1 and SC6 Ramp Detour Notice

​The I-20 Westbound Local Lane between mile marker 61 and 54 will be closed at night on Monday, April 12th, 2021. All traffic traveling along I-20 Westbound will be directed into the through lane and thus will not have access to Exits 55 and 58. 

The On-Ramps at US1 and SC6 will also be closed. Motorists traveling along I-20 Westbound wishing to utilize Exits 55 and 58 will continue along I-20 Westbound to exit 51. 

At this point, they can enter I-20 Eastbound and utilize exits 55 and 58. Motorists wishing to enter I-20 Westbound at Exit 55 will be directed along the detour route along Two Notch Road to Longs Pond Road where they can enter I-20 at Exit 51. Any traffic wishing to enter I-20 Westbound from US1 will be directed along the detour route down Dooley Road to Two Notch to Longs Pond Road to utilize Exit 51 Ramps.

 

The I-20 Ramp closures at SC6 (Exit 55) and US1 (Exit 58) will occur:

  • Monday April 12th, 2021
  • From 8:00 PM, until 6:00 AM the following day
     

    Message board signs along US1, SC6, Longs Pond Road, and I-20 will display detour directions.

    Motorists are advised to used caution and plan accordingly in case of delays.

    The road work is part of a four-phase project to widen an 11-mile stretch of I-20 in Lexington County. The project extends from mile marker 60 near US 378 to mile marker 49 at Longs Pond Road. Upon completion, the project will add a third inside lane in both directions aimed at reducing traffic congestion. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021

    Motorists can use SCDOT's 511 Traveler Info http://www.511sc.org/ to check road conditions. For more information concerning this project, the public may contact SCDOT Resident Engineer John Burns at (803) 530-8798 or at BurnsJM@scdot.org.


Apr 01
Southbound I-77 Bridge Closure in York County - May 6th through May 24th - For Catawba River Bridge Deck Replacement

​The Interstate 77 southbound bridge over the Catawba River in York County is scheduled to be closed for extensive, around-the-clock repairs beginning 9 p.m. May 6, 2021, and ending at 5 a.m. May 24, 2021, barring delays due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Work is planned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to expedite the project as much as possible.

During repairs, the southbound I-77 traffic will be diverted to the northbound side of I-77 for approximately a half-mile beginning just north of the Catawba River Bridge. Both northbound and southbound traffic along this section of I-77 will be reduced from 4 lanes to 2 lanes to maintain traffic flow in both directions along this northbound side of the interstate. Temporary concrete barriers will be in place to separate southbound and northbound traffic.

  • Northbound traffic will be shifted to the two, far right lanes and use the east half of the northbound bridge to cross the Catawba River.
  • Southbound traffic will cross over the median and use the two lanes on the west half of the northbound interstate to cross the Catawba River. Once past the work zone, the southbound traffic will cross over the median and back to the southbound interstate highway travel lanes as normal.

In addition, the following I-77 ramps will also be closed during construction:

•           Southbound I-77 on-ramp from Sutton Road

•           Northbound I-77 on-ramp from Cherry Road

•           Both Northbound I-77 on-ramps from Celanese Road

•           Northbound I-77 on-ramp from the Collector/Distributor along Exit 82

A detour for these ramps will be posted using US 21 and Sutton Road.

Heavy congestion with traffic backups and lengthy delays are expected.  Please plan ahead. It is strongly suggested that alternate routes be considered during this closure. If possible, consider teleworking or altering work hours to avoid the morning and evening rush hours in this area.

Motorists may keep up with travel conditions by using SCDOT's 511 system, which provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina interstate highways. Users can access www.511SC.org  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 511 or download the free app.

Built-in the 1970s, the I-77 southbound bridge deck over the Catawba River has shown clear signs of deterioration and has required many repairs during the past decade, often taking several days and impacting traffic. A SCDOT contractor will be able to replace the concrete bridge deck as a more permanent solution by closing traffic for 17 days. 


Mar 30
SCDOT Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Woodruff Road Safety Improvement Project in Greenville

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is holding a Public Information Meeting and asking for comments on proposed safety improvements to a three-mile portion of Woodruff Road (SC-146) from Roper Mountain Road (S-183) to near Bagwell Road (S-654) in Greenville. The public meeting is being held now through April 28, 2021, at https://scdotgis.online/SC146SP.


SCDOT will also host an in-person public meeting for the safety project on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Grand Ballroom at 670 Verdae Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29607. Appointments are strongly encouraged due to health protocols. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. To schedule an in-person meeting please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/sc146inperson or contact SCDOT Assistant Safety Projects Manager Kaylon Meetze at 803-737-2638 or at MeetzeKR@scdot.org

 

In addition, the public can sign up for a Virtual Public Information Meeting on April 15, 2021, to meet with a project team member via a virtual or phone connection. The sign-up is available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/sc146virtual.

 

Both the in-person and online public information meetings will feature displays and handouts for viewing, and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. The meetings will also enable the public or any interested organization to provide the project team with information on historic or cultural resources in the area.

 

SCDOT is recommending the Woodruff Road safety project because of the large number of crashes along the corridor. SCDOT proposes to:

  • install concrete medians in areas with a high frequency of angle crashes,
  • install ADA-compliant pedestrian ramps, crosswalks, and countdown pedestrian signals at signalized intersections,
  • upgrade signal equipment and intersection operations to improve safety.

 

SCDOT estimates the project would cost $1.5 million and take about six months to construct. Periodic lane closures would occur during off-peak traffic hours during construction. SCDOT anticipates construction would begin in late 2022.

 

Comments:

Participants can provide written comments in the following ways:

  • submit comments online at the project website: https://scdotgis.online/SC146SP
  • mail comments to Brett McCutchan, PE, SCDOT Project Manager at 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201-3959
  • email comments to McCutchaBJ@scdot.org
  • fill out a comment card and drop it in the comment box during your scheduled in-person meeting.

 

Comments will be accepted through April 28, 2021. All formal comments received during the comment period will be considered and included in the project record.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to receive project information or make a written comment, contact Brett McCutchan, PE, at 803-737-1564 or   McCutchaBJ@scdot.org with your requests.

To speak with an interpreter, please contact SCDOT at 864-250-5948 for recorded instructions. Para hablar con un intérprete, comuníquese con SCDOT al 864-250-5948 para las instrucciones grabadas.

 

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Media Contact:

Ted Creech

SCDOT

803-737-1560

creechjt@scdot.org


Mar 29
SCDOT Hosts On-Demand Virtual Public Information Meeting Beginning March 30 for Berlin Myers Parkway Project Phase 3

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is asking for public comment on proposed new floodplain mitigation plans associated with the proposed construction of Phase 3 of the Berlin Myers Parkway project in Summerville. The public can submit comments through SCDOT's public meeting website at www.scdotgis.online/BMP3 beginning March 30 through April 14, 2021.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), SCDOT, the Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority (DCTA), Charleston Area Transportation Study (CHATS), and the Town of Summerville are proposing to construct the project's third phase that would include a 3.25-mile roadway on a new location between U.S. Highway 17 Alternate and East Carolina Avenue.

Berlin Myers Parkway Phase 3 would extend the existing Berlin Myers Parkway to Highway 17A on the southwestern side of Summerville. The project includes constructing approximately 3.25 miles of a four-lane roadway with a landscaped median and a curb and gutter design. The purpose of the project is to improve roadway connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and enhance safety within the Summerville area. Portions of the Sawmill Branch Walk/Bike Trail will have to be reconstructed, and the Luden Drive parking area will be relocated.

Since the project's public hearing in January 2020, SCDOT has developed additional floodplain mitigation strategies to improve conveyance of water along Sawmill Branch, a Federal Flood Risk Reduction Project. In addition to the improvements proposed along Sawmill Branch within the roadway project, the project now includes construction activities downstream of the project area to Dorchester Road. These activities are expected to reduce the flood-related impacts associated with the project.

Virtual Public Meeting – Live March 30 Through April 14, 2021

The public can attend this meeting online 24 hours a day, seven days a week from March 30 through April 14. Citizens can access the project website at www.scdotgis.online/BMP3 to view the information and submit comments online.

If you wish to meet virtually or by phone with a project team member, please call project manager, Joy Riley, at 803-737-1346.  If you wish to view meeting materials in-person, please call Lisa Young-Allison with the Town of Summerville at 843-851-4225.

Comments may be submitted to project manager, Joy Riley, by way of:

  • Project Website: www.scdotgis.online/BMP3
  • Project Manager Number: 803-737-1346
  • Mailing Address: SCDOT RPG 1, PO Box 191, Columbia, SC 29202-0191
  • In-Person Appointment: Comment forms will be available at scheduled in-person appointments to view meeting materials. Contact Lisa Young-Allison with the Town of Summerville at 843-851-4225 for an appointment. 

To learn more about the Berlin Myers Parkway Project Phase 3, visit the project website at www.scdotgis.online/BMP3.

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Media Contact:

Ted Creech

SCDOT

803-737-1560


Mar 23
March 2021 Public Comment Notices

Public Comment STIP Amendment Huntington Creek Bridge Replacement Removal - Creech Edits.pdf

Public Comment STIP Amendment Emergency Bridge Replacement at US 321 Over Crane Creek - Creech Edits.pdf

Public Comment STIP Amendment to Add US 17 Back River Bridge Construction Phase - Creech Edits.pdf

Public Comment STIP Amendment Bridge Repair at I-95 NB Over Great Pee Dee - Creech Edits -.pdf


SCDOT's Requests Public Comment on:

1.       SCDOT Requests Public Comment on a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment to Remove Work Phases on S-1021 Bridge Replacement Over Huntington Creek in Anderson County

 

                                       English: http://bit.ly/s1021hc                       Spanish: http://bit.ly/s1021hcsp

 

2.      SCDOT Requests Public Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment for Emergency Bridge Replacement on US 321 Over Crane Creek to Include the Construction Phase

 

                                       English: http://bit.ly/us321cc                       Spanish: http://bit.ly/us321ccsp

 

    1. SCDOT Requests Public Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment to Include Construction Phase on  US 17 Back River Bridge Replacement in Jasper County

       

                                             English: http://bit.ly/us17brj                       Spanish: http://bit.ly/us17brjsp

       
    2. SCDOT Requests Public Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment to Include Emergency Bridge Replacement on SC-4 (Wagener Road) Over the South Edisto River

       

                                             English: http://bit.ly/sc4wrer                       Spanish: http://bit.ly/sc4wrersp

       
    3. SCDOT Requests Public Comment on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Amendment to Include Bridge Repair on I-95 Northbound Over the Great Pee Dee River

 

                                       English: http://bit.ly/i95nbpd                        Spanish: http://bit.ly/i95nbpdsp   


Mar 16
Agendas for March 2021 SCDOT Commission Meeting and Audit Committee Meeting

March 2021 SCDOT Commission Agenda.pdf

March 2021 SCDOT Audit Committee Agenda.pdf

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission will hold its March 18, 2021, meeting at 9 a.m. at the Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina, 900 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201. Seating will be limited due to social distancing.

The public is encouraged to view the meeting via live streaming on SCDOT's web page, https://www.scdot.org/inside/inside-commission-livestream.aspx.

Anyone wishing to address the Commission in person during the meeting must sign up by sending an email to radekeral@scdot.org by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

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Mar 12
I-20 Westbound On Ramp at SC6 Detour Notice

​The I-20 Westbound On-Ramp from South Lake Drive (Exit 55) will be closed on Saturday Night, March 13th, 2021. All traffic wishing to enter I-20 Westbound from SC6 will be directed along the detour route of Two Notch Road to Longs Pond Road where they can enter I-20 at Exit 51.

The I-20 Westbound On-Ramp at SC6 (Exit 55) will occur:

                - Saturday night March 13, 2021

                - From 7:00 PM Saturday, March 13th until 6:00 AM Sunday, March 14th

Message board signs along SC6, Longs Pond Road, and I-20 will display detour directions.

Motorists are advised to used caution and plan accordingly in case of delays.

The road work is part of a four-phase project to widen an 11-mile stretch of I-20 in Lexington County. The project extends from mile marker 60 near US 378 to mile marker 49 at Longs Pond Road. Upon completion, the project will add a third inside lane in both directions aimed at reducing traffic congestion. It is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021

Motorists can use SCDOT's 511 Traveler Info http://www.511sc.org/ to check road conditions. For more information concerning this project, the public may contact SCDOT Resident Engineer John Burns at (803) 530-8798 or at BurnsJM@scdot.org.


Mar 10
Ramp Closure for SC 277 Bridge Construction

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will temporarily close the SC 277 Northbound on-ramp from Parklane Rd and the SC-277 Northbound off-ramp to Farrow Rd.  The Parklane on-ramp closure will occur between 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10th, and reopen by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th, 2020.    

The Farrow Rd off-ramp closure will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11th, 2020.  The purpose of the ramp closures is to facilitate the construction of the new SC 277 Northbound Bridge over I-77.  Please follow posted detour routes during ramp closures.

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.


Mar 05
Lane Closures Beginning April 1 for repair of two US 17 bridges

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces lane closures necessary for repairs of two bridges along US Highway 17. The first bridge spans the North Santee River approximately 0.9 miles south of Powell Rd. in Georgetown County and the second bridge spans the South Santee River on the Charleston/Georgetown county line, approximately 1.1 miles north of S. Santee Rd.

To minimize the project duration, cost, and impact to commuters and property owners in the area, the road at each bridge will be closed during repair. 

Both northbound and southbound traffic on US 17 will be reduced to one lane throughout the project with a reduced speed of 45 mph.  All US 17 southbound traffic will be detoured onto the northbound bridges as the northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Both southbound bridges will be closed April 1, 2021, and are estimated to reopen to traffic by approximately June 30, 2021, barring delays due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

SCDOT advises motorists to plan ahead, expect congestion and use caution.

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