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Jun 12
Public Information Meeting June 25 Concerning Fred Nash Boulevard
Proposed Fred Nash Boulevard Connection to
Harrelson Boulevard Project
Public Information Meeting
Horry County

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 5-7 PM

at Socastee Elementary School

4223 Socastee Blvd

Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Meeting:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in partnership with Horry County, will hold a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on the proposed connection of Fred Nash Boulevard to Harrelson Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. The proposed project will widen the existing Fred Nash Blvd. to three-lanes beginning at Emory Road and extend the existing road to provide a direct connection to Harrelson Blvd. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities will be included in the design. The meeting will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Socastee Elementary School (4223 Socastee Blvd).

 

Citizens will have the opportunity to view the proposed improvements, speak with project team members and provide written comments. Formal, verbal comments will not be taken during this meeting. The meeting will be a drop-in format; no formal presentation will be made.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide citizens an opportunity to review and discuss the proposed improvements to Fred Nash Blvd. with representatives from SCDOT and Horry County. These improvements are intended to reduce traffic congestion at the US 17/Harrelson interchange and generate an efficient traffic link that will provide a direct connection from Fred Nash Blvd. to Harrelson Blvd. Personnel from SCDOT and Horry County will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. 

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Marla Watson, SCDOT Asst. Program Manager, at 803-737-1041 or WatsonMN@scdot.org. The displays and handout will be available online at https://arcg.is/1WWDX9 beginning June 26, 2019. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

Fred Nash blvd meeting snip.JPG

Jun 11
Westbound lanes on two block area of Gervais Street in Columbia to close June 13-June 18 for Emergency Drainage Repairs

Westbound lanes on Gervais Street, from Millwood Avenue to Oak Street, in Columbia will be closed beginning Thursday morning, June 13, for emergency repairs to the drainage system impacted by recent heavy rains.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) anticipates repairs completed and the lanes reopened on Tuesday, June 18, barring delays due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

A signed detour will be in place using North Millwood, Taylor Street and Harden Street. Eastbound Gervais Street will remain open.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead, expect congestion and consider alternate routes especially during peak traffic times. SCDOT thanks motorists for their patience during this emergency repair. Please use caution in the work zone. "Let 'em Work. Let 'em Live."

Gervais Street map closure June 2019.JPG

 

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Jun 10
Public Meeting June 20 in Dorchester Concerning Proposed Safety Improvements on I-26

PROPOSED I-26 SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Berkeley/Dorchester County

 

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 5- 7 PM

Harleyville Elementary School

1650 East Main Street

Dorchester, SC 29437

 

 

Meeting:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting, Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Harleyville Elementary School, 1650 East Main Street, Dorchester, SC 29437.  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 on I-26 from milepost 169-193 in Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. 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 project includes: improving the clear zone, installing low-tension cable guardrail and lengthening the existing guardrail. The project is tentatively scheduled to begin construction in early 2020 and last approximately 12-18 months.

 

This project is part of SCDOT's Strategic 10-year plan to improve the safety and condition of our state's highways and bridges.

 

The purpose of this project is to improve the safety of this section of I-26 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/XDC4q 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.

 

Jun 06
Public Information Meeting June 18 in Richland County on Proposed Bridge Replacement Projects

Proposed Bridge Replacement Projects

US 76/378 Bridge over US 601

and

US 601 Bridge over Colonels Creek

Meeting:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for Tuesday, June 18, 2019, concerning the following proposed bridge replacement projects in Richland County: US 76/378 Bridge over US 601 and US 601 over Colonels Creek.

 

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center located at 2750 McCords Ferry Road, Eastover, SC 29044.  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 project website (http://scdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ad0524856c254208965a4a1cd1312bf8&folderid=4e17c266ce0948f09afdf3b21f429b15) or on SCDOTs 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 76/378 (Garners Ferry Road) over US 601 and the bridge on US 601 (McCords Ferry Road) over Colonels 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 by email at McIntyreJD@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

US 76 bridge snip June 2019.JPG

 

Jun 05
Lane closures planned for westbound portion of Killian Road over I-77 in Richland County

Bridge Rehabilitation to begin the night of June 10 and last approx. 6 weeks

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces a lane closure beginning the night of June 10 on Killian Road westbound in Richland County required to improve the bridge over Interstate 77.

This project is part of SCDOT's 10-year Strategic Plan to rehabilitate and improve structurally deficient bridges across South Carolina.

The contractor's work to repair to the bridge deck over I-77 requires two stages.

Beginning the night of June 10, the right lane of westbound Killian Road will be closed starting at Killian Crossing and ending beyond the overpass of I-77. Upon completion of the right lane of the bridge, traffic will be shifted onto the new lane and the left lane will then be closed to traffic to continue the final stage of the bridge deck repairs.

Each stage will last approximately 3 weeks. The entire project is estimated to take approximately 6 weeks, barring delays due to weather or other circumstances. Work will be done around the clock to lessen the impact to motorists as much as possible.

Motorists should watch signs for construction information and are encouraged to avoid the area by taking alternate routes if possible during construction. Please use caution in the work zone. "Let 'em Work. Let 'em Live."

All on-ramps and off-ramps to I-77 at this interchange will remain open during construction.

Killian Rd closure map final June 2019.JPG

 

Jun 04
SCDOT Announces Three Projects Identified for FY 2019 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Jun 03
I-95 Northbound Traffic Pacing Operation June 4, 2019 for Great Pee Dee River Bridge Repairs

Pacing to begin at approximately 5:45 a.m. and last about 45 minutes

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to perform bridge repairs that will require pacing operations on I-95 northbound between mile marker 160 and mile marker 175 in Florence County on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) will pace all lanes in the northbound direction to allow speeds to be reduced to approximately 10-15 MPH beginning at approximately 5:45 a.m. while crews perform work within both travel lanes over the Great Pee Dee River.  Once pacing begins, the on-ramps at Exit 164 (US-52), Exit 169 (TV Road), and Exit 170 (SC-327) will be closed to all traffic.  The pace operation is expected to last about 45 minutes.

Motorists traveling along this northbound section of I-95 are advised to use caution in the work zone and expect traffic congestion. Motorists are also encouraged to use alternate routes or the dedicated detour to avoid severe congestion on I-95 in the northbound direction. To check traffic conditions on I-95 and other major highways in South Carolina, visit SCDOT's 511 Traveler Information System, www.511sc.org, or download the free app.

I95 map june 3 2019.JPG

May 31
SCDOT Update: I-526 Wando River Bridge Repairs

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) provided an update on the repair plans for the I-526 Wando Bridges at a news conference held in Charleston on January 25, 2019, following the emergency closure of the westbound lanes in May of 2018.  Those plans included advertising for a construction contract which would address many of the recommendations that resulted from the investigation of that closure. SCDOT  announces that the contract has been successfully awarded and work is expected to begin in June of this year. 

Much of the work will occur within the bridge’s interior. However, the traveling public will begin seeing signage, barrier walls and other evidence of construction activities.  The barrier wall will be utilized to establish safe working areas on the top of each bridge within the limits of the Truck Climbing lanes.  These truck climbing lanes will be closed during construction. 

As described in January, SCDOT expects up to six weekends where one or more lanes will be closed starting late Friday evening and reopening early Monday morning before rush-hour.   As the dates for each of these closures are finalized that information will be made public so that motorists can make plans.  

SCDOT  appreciates the patience of the Charleston Community and apologizes for any inconveniences you may experience as this necessary work progresses.

May 23
SCDOT’s Public Notification for the Proposed 2019 Updated Public Participation Plan
May 21
Interstate Lane Closures Restricted to help Holiday Travelers

To help holiday travelers, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday travel period. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. on Friday, May 24, until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

 

With progress due to SCDOT's Strategic 10-Year Plan to rebuild South Carolina's roads, more work zones are in place all across South Carolina. SCDOT reminds motorists to remain alert and use caution.

 

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 and some of the highways along the coast. Users can call 511 or access www.511SC.org  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and download the free app.

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