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Dec 13
6 SCDOT Public Comment Notices December 2018 - SCDOT Commission Action

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification for the following items.

Press Release SCDOT's Notification of Interstate Bridge Rehabilitation On I-95 over Little Reedy Creek -2.pdf

Press Release SCDOT's Notification of Enhancement Funds For the City of Fountain Inn-2.pdf

Press Release SCDOT's Notification of A New Bridge Along I-85-I-385 Over Rocky Creek_MEP.pdf

Press Release SCDOT's Notification of 26 Closed-Load Restricted Bridges in 15 Counties_MEP.pdf

Press Release SCDOT's Notification of Enhancement Funds For Coastal Carolina University.pdf

Press Release--SCDOT Announces Four Projects Identified for FY 2019 Transportation Alternative Prgram.pdf

 

SCDOT's Public Notification of:

 

Interstate Bridge Rehabilitation On I-95 over Little Reedy Creek

English: https://goo.gl/DeRqpz       Spanish: https://goo.gl/5MdvuF

 

Enhancement Funds For a Streetscape Project in the City of Fountain Inn 

English: https://goo.gl/zHes8b       Spanish: https://goo.gl/78LjVx

 

A New Bridge Along I-85 - I-385 over Rocky Creek

English: https://goo.gl/psiiPw        Spanish: https://goo.gl/8TJKwa

 

The Replacement of 26 Closed and Load Restricted Bridges in 15 Counties

English: https://goo.gl/yfGSDL     Spanish: https://goo.gl/v7V7CQ

 

Enhancement Funds for Coastal Carolina University

English: https://goo.gl/QX16iP      Spanish: https://goo.gl/apihaq

 

Four Projects Identified For FY 2019 Transportation Alternative Program

English: https://goo.gl/tSMNjp    Spanish: https://goo.gl/p2DgYn

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Dec 06
Media Advisory: Winter Weather Preparations

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled two separate availabilities at 11:00 AM on Friday December 7, 2018 to brief the media on our winter storm preparations.

 

Greenville/Spartanburg:

Contact:  Assistant District Maintenance Engineer Chris Madden

Greenville Maintenance

13 Saluda Dam Road

Greenville, SC

864-241-1224

 

 

Rock Hill/Charlotte:

Contact:  Resident Maintenance Engineer Clint Beaver

York Maintenance

338 Robertson Road West

Rock Hill, SC

803-327-6186

 

SCDOT urges all motorists to drive with extreme caution when winter conditions exist. SCDOT recommends that motorists stay off the roads unless necessary.

 

Dec 04
Commission Meeting Agenda Thursday, December 6, 2018

Commission Meeting Agenda

Thursday, December 6, 2018

SCDOT 5th Floor Auditorium

I. Call to Order Chairman Ben Davis

II. Roll Call Chairman Ben Davis

III. Approval of December 6, 2018, Agenda (Action Required) Chairman Ben Davis

IV. Prayer Commissioner Barnwell Fishburne

V. Pledge of Allegiance Commissioner J. T. McLawhorn

VI. Approval of October 18, 2018, Commission Meeting

Minutes and Actions (Action Required) Chairman Ben Davis

VII. Approval of October 18, 2018, Audit Committee Meeting

Minutes and Actions (Action Required) Chairman Ben Davis

VIII. Public Comment Chairman Ben Davis

IX. Resolution Recognizing Deputy Secretary Keys Chairman Ben Davis

(Action Required)

X. Revisions to SC Code of Regulations 63-10 Chief Counsel Linda McDonald

(Action Required)

XI. 10-Year District Review (Action Required) Chief Engineer Andy Leaphart

XII. Recommendations for Review: Chief Procurement Officer Darrin Player

A. For Approval (Action Required) and Director Brent Rewis

B. For Ratification (Action Required)

C. Finding (Action Required)

D. Cuff Item (Action May Be Required)

XIII. For Information Only (No Action Required) Chief Procurement Officer Darrin Player

XIV. Financial Update (No Action Required) Chief Financial Officer Kace Smith

XV. Old Business Chairman Ben Davis

XVI. Secretary of Transportation Comments Secretary Christy Hall

XVII. Commissioner Comments Commissioners

XVIII. Adjourn (Action Required) Chairman Ben Davis

Nov 16
I-95 Northbound Lane Closure on Bridge over Great Pee Dee River to Occur on November 18, 2018 for Bridge Inspection

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will perform an inspection that will require a lane closure on I-95 northbound at mile marker 175 over Great Pee Dee River in Florence and Dillon Counties on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.  The left lane will be closed beginning at 7 AM and is expected to last until noon while crews perform an inspection over the river.

The posted detour route will be I-95 North to Exit 170 (SC 327) to US76/301 to US 301 to SC 38 to I-95 North Exit 181.

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.

Nov 16
State Highway Work Restrictions in Effect for Thanksgiving Holiday

To help with holiday traffic, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures for non-emergency highway work on interstate highways and high-volume, multilane primary routes during the Thanksgiving holiday.

This restriction is in effect from noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, through 6 a.m. on Monday,  Nov. 26, 2018.

 

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Nov 14
Public Information Meeting on Proposed US 701 Widening November 29 in Horry County

Public Information Meeting on Proposed US 701 Widening

From SC 319 to SC 22 Veterans Highway

Horry County

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5-7 PM

Academy for Technology and Academics

5639 Hwy. 701 North

Conway, SC

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in conjunction with Horry County, has scheduled a public information meeting Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, concerning proposed improvements to US 701 in Horry County.  The proposed improvements along US 701 are from SC 319 to SC 22 Veterans Highway.

 

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Academy for Technology and Academics, 5639 Hwy. 701 N., Conway, near the intersection of SC 22. The meeting will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.  Formal, verbal comments will not be taken during this meeting.  Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the project website http://arcg.is/zOqKu or on the SCDOT website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal).

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the proposed improvements to US 701.  These improvements are intended to improve capacity and safety of the corridor.  Another purpose of the 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 and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Stacey Johnson, P.E., SCDOT Assistant Program Manager, at 803-737-3715 or by email at JohnsonSH@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

 

Nov 05
Final Storm Debris Pickup by SCDOT in Marion County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces that the last day for residents in Marion County to bring residential structural debris associated with flooding from Hurricane Florence to the right of way will be Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. 

The final pass for debris pickup will begin on Nov. 12. Please remember that SCDOT can only pick up structural debris from residences which were flooded and can only pick up what has been brought to the right of way.

If you have any questions, please contact SCDOT Customer Service at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).

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Nov 02
Nighttime Lane Closures on Eastbound Wando Bridge Nov. 4-7

The following nighttime lane closures are scheduled to begin Sunday night for routine maintenance on the eastbound lanes of the Wando Bridge, weather permitting.

  • Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5: right lane closed in addition to already closed truck climbing lane.
  • Monday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6: right lane closed in addition to already closed truck climbing lane.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7: left lane closed.

**Note: This is routine maintenance involving pothole repairs on the deck surface and unrelated to lane closures this past spring.

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Nov 01
Oct. 31 Hurricane Florence Recovery Report

SCDOT's latest Hurricane Florence Recovery Report:

Hurricane Florence Report (31-Oct-18 1600) (3).pdf

Oct 30
2 Public Information Meetings in Chesterfield County Nov. 13

SC 9 (SC 151 to SC 265) Feasibility Study

Chesterfield County

 

~Public Information Meetings~

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pageland Community Center located at 1113 W. McGregor Street, Pageland, SC 29728 from 1- 3 PM

and at Ruby Elementary School located at 249 Thurman Avenue, Ruby, SC 29741 from 5- 7 PM

 

Meeting:

 

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled two (2) Public Information Meetings for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, concerning a feasibility study of the SC 9 corridor from SC 151 to SC 265 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina.

 

The meetings will be held at the Pageland Community Center located at 1113 W. McGregor Street, Pageland, SC 29728 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and at Ruby Elementary School located at 249 Thurman Avenue, Ruby, SC 29741 from 5 pm to 7 pm.  The meetings, each presenting the same information, will have a drop-in style 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://arcg.is/0uv9um or on the SCDOT website (http://www.scdot.org, Programs & Projects, Current Projects, Pee Dee).

 

Purpose:

 

The goal of a feasibility study is to identify areas of concern involving safety and traffic, as well as in the human and natural environments.  With these constraints identified, the study may recommend improvements for the 15-mile corridor.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to exchange concepts and ideas, gauge public opinion of the study approach and outcome, and receive study related input.  Another purpose of the 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.

 

Contact:

 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Brian Dix, SCDOT Program Manager, at 803-737-1085 or by email at DixBD@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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