The South Carolina Interagency EV Working Group will meet December 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. The meeting will take place at 955 Park Street in Columbia, South Carolina in the auditorium. The meeting will also be broadcast live here: Interagency Electric Vehicle Working Group - December 2023 - YouTube
The agenda is available for review and download below.
December 2023 Interagency EV Working Group Agenda
For more information about the Interagency EV Working Group and South Carolina's Electric Vehicle Charging Plan, visit scdot.org.
Following an overnight closure of the Interstate 20 eastbound ramps at U.S. 1 (Exit 58), work in the area is ongoing and could impact drivers throughout the day. Traffic delays are expected in the area - drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and use an alternate route if possible. Law enforcement is on-site to help move traffic through the area.
Traffic Advisory Information
Message boards and signage along the detour routes will display detour directions. Message boards and signage for temporary traffic shifts are in place. Drivers should use caution in the area and pay attention to all directional signage.
Motorists can use SCDOT's 511 Traveler Info 511sc.org to check road conditions.
SCDOT will close the Interstate 20 eastbound on-ramp and off-ramp onto U.S. 1 (Exit 58) overnight. The closure is related to work on the U.S. 1 over I-20 Interchange Improvement Project in Lexington County.
The closure will take place from 8 p.m. on Monday, November 20 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
I-20 Eastbound Ramp Closure and Detour Information
The I-20 eastbound on-ramp from U.S. 1 and the I-20 eastbound off-ramp to Exit 58 (U.S. 1) will both be closed during this operation.
U.S. 1 northbound and U.S. 1 southbound motorists planning to use the on-ramp should follow the detour route and enter I-20 westbound. Motorists will follow the detour route to Exit 55 (S.C. 6) to change directions and enter I-20 eastbound.
I-20 eastbound motorists planning to use the off-ramp to Exit 58 (U.S. 1) should follow the detour route to Exit 61 (U.S. 378). Drivers will follow the detour to change directions and enter I-20 westbound. Motorists will follow the detour route to Exit 58 (U.S. 1).
Message boards and signage along the detour routes will display detour directions. Message boards and signage for temporary lane closures will be placed in advance of the work area. Drivers are advised to use caution while traveling through this area and plan accordingly in case of delays.
The road work is part of the U.S. 1 over I-20 Interchange Improvement Project in Lexington County and is a part of SCDOT’s Strategic 10-year Plan to rebuild South Carolina’s roads and bridges. Upon expected completion in 2024, the project will fully replace the existing interchange to improve overall traffic through this area.
Motorists can use SCDOT's 511 Traveler Info 511sc.org to check road conditions.
Columbia, S.C. (November 17, 2023) - Starting on Monday, November 20, the South Carolina Department of Transportation will implement a new traffic pattern for drivers traveling on Black Tom Road Extension toward Black Tom Road. This project is taking place in partnership with Berkeley County.
Columbia, S.C. (November 13, 2023) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will replace the Outen Road bridge over Brown Creek in Chesterfield County beginning November 20, 2023.
Outen Road will be closed at the bridge site during the project and traffic will be detoured. The signed detour route will include Brock Road, US 601 and Van Lingle Mungo Boulevard (SC 151).
Columbia, S.C. (November 6, 2023) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will begin repairs on the bridge over Kingston Lake on S.C. 19 in Horry County starting today.
During the repairs, the bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured using Adrian Highway, Highway 139, Highway 66 and SC 905. A map of the detour can be found below.
Repairs are expected to be finished in November. Drivers are asked to use caution in work zones.
I-85 Widening Project in Upstate Reaches another Major Milestone
Six miles of new roadway set to open this weekend
SCDOT Officials announced a traffic shift on I-85 northbound between Spartanburg and Cowpens that will move traffic onto two brand new travel lanes and connect directly with the exit ramps at exits 80 and 83. This shift represents a major milestone in the interstate project opening up six miles of new roadway northbound between mile markers 80 and 86.
Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall, P.E. said, "I am pleased to announce another big step forward on the I-85 widening project. It is well known that this has been a challenging project and our team has worked hard to advance us to this point – we are not slowing down and we will deliver on this critical project. As a part of our Strategic 10-Year plan we have more than 100 miles of interstate roadway work underway. All of that construction means progress and prosperity for the people of South Carolina."
Overnight on Saturday, November 4, traffic will be shifted from the current travel configuration, moving the two northbound lanes onto the brand new road surface in the outside northbound lanes. This traffic was previously traveling northbound in the southbound lanes while work took place on the northbound side. Drivers in the area should slow down and stay alert for crews working along the roadway.
The majority of the I-85 Widening project is expected to be finished and open to traffic by the end of 2024.
B-roll footage is available for media use here: https://youtu.be/9Bz0umwqGIM
Columbia, S.C. (November 1, 2023) - Officials at SCDOT have a project underway to replace the gates on the Lady’s Island (Woods Memorial) Bridge in Beaufort, South Carolina. In addition to the installation of new gates, the project includes adding traffic monitoring cameras to help improve the flow of traffic across the bridge.
Currently, the project is in the design phase and the new gates will be custom made for the bridge. The additional cameras are being installed this month, and the full project is expected to be complete ahead of the 2024 summer travel season. Community members are encouraged to visit our website for project updates.
SCDOT crews implemented a temporary traffic shift along I-85 northbound between Gaffney and Blacksburg in order to complete necessary repair work to the pavement in that area.
Following a traffic shift over the weekend that moved the two northbound lanes of traffic into the future southbound travel lanes, it became apparent that there were areas of pavement that needed to be repaired and reinforced. The work will include adding additional layers to the road surface to strengthen it and accommodate the nearly 29,000 vehicles that travel the northbound corridor daily including approximately 7,250 trucks.
Secretary Christy A. Hall, P.E. said, "Safety is our number one priority and we are making immediate, expedited repairs to the pavement along this corridor. We appreciate the patience of drivers in the area while we work to complete this critical project."
The traffic shift returns traffic to the previous pattern – vehicles traveling northbound will return to the two outermost travel lanes. This travel pattern is the same as what was in place prior to the recent traffic shift. No changes to the exits are currently anticipated in relation to this repair work. This work is expected to continue through the end of the year.
Drivers in the area should slow down, pay attention to road signs and stay alert for crews along the roadways. Community members are encouraged to visit the website for project updates, including information about future traffic shifts.
Columbia, S.C. (October 30, 2023) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) requests input from the public regarding proposed plans to replace the existing bridge on U.S. 17A /21 over CSX Railroad. More information about proposed plans is available on the project website.
SCDOT will accept comments through November 22, 2023 regarding the proposed project. To provide a comment, visit this page on the project website.