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Aug 14
Phase I of the Clements Ferry Road widening project completed 3 months ahead of schedule

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and our partner Berkeley County have completed Phase I of the Clements Ferry Road widening project from just north of I-526 to Jack Primus Road.  The project will be completed 3 months ahead of the November 30, 2019 completion date.  Crews will be removing barrels and opening up the additional lanes to traffic on Thursday August 15, 2019. 

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Aug 14
Public Meeting August 29 in Lexington County concerning Old Cherokee Road/Pilgrim Church Road and Catawba Trail Intersection Improvements

Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5-7 PM

New Providence Elementary School

1118 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Meeting:

Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 5-7 PM at New Providence Elementary School located at 1118 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, SC 29072. 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 material, will also be available on the project website http://arcg.is/1eKDre or by accessing SCDOTs website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects)

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) the proposed intersection improvements at Old Cherokee Road at Pilgrim Church Road and Catawba Trail. The proposed project consists of realigning Pilgrim Church Road and Catawba Trail creating a traditional 4-legged intersection, constructing left and right turn lanes, and installing a traffic signal. 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 and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact: 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Brett McCutchan, SCDOT Program Manager at 803-737-1564 in Columbia, or at McCutchaBJ@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Aug 14
SCDOT, Charleston County, FHWA Announce Mark Clark Extension Project Underway, New Website

Contact: James “Jae” H. Mattox, III, PE, DBIA, CPM SCDOT Project Manager
855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368)
 
info@SCDOTMarkClark.com

 

CHARLESTON, SC (August14, 2019) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Charleston County, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), have re-initiated work on the Mark Clark Extension project (formerly known as the Mark Clark Expressway) in the form of a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). A redesigned website (www.SCDOTMarkClark.com) is available to provide ongoing updates of the project's progress including frequently asked questions, history of the project and a form to submit comments.

The Mark Clark Extension project's purpose is to increase the capacity of the regional transportation system, improve safety, and enhance mobility to and from the West Ashley, Johns Island and James Island areas of the Charleston metropolitan area.

The project includes the proposed construction of approximately seven miles of new roadway from the existing endpoint of Interstate 526 (I-526) at U.S. 17 (Savannah Highway) to the James Island Connector (SC Route 30) at Folly Road in Charleston County.

Since the  Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was completed in 2010, changes to land use, traffic, and demographics have occurred within the project study area. SCDOT and FHWA have determined that an SEIS is necessary to evaluate the changes in the project study area and the impact they may have on the project. All 39 alternatives evaluated in the 2010 DEIS will be re-evaluated in the SEIS. New traffic analysis and updated studies to determine potential changes to the human and natural environments within the project study area will be completed for the SEIS.

The public is encouraged to sign up for project updates and newsletters on the new website: (www.SCDOTMarkClark.com)

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For More Information, visit: www.SCDOTMarkClark.com

Screenshot of the new website:

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Aug 12
I-95 Northbound Lane Closure on Bridge over Great Pee Dee River on August 13, 2019 for Bridge Repairs

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will perform bridge repairs 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 Tuesday, August 13, 2019.  The left lane will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. and will be in place while crews perform work with equipment in close proximity to the travel lane for repairs to be made. Repairs are expected to be completed by late afternoon, weather permitting.

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.

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Jul 30
Public Meeting Aug. 15 in Horry County concerning proposed Forestbrook Road widening

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

Forestbrook Baptist Church in the gym

2051 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Meeting:

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM at Forestbrook Baptist Church in the gym located at 2051 Forestbrook Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. 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 material, will also be available on the project website https://arcg.is/0PqKeq (case sensitive) or by accessing South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects).

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT and Horry County the proposed improvements to Forestbrook Road between Dick Pond Road (S-616) and U.S. Highway 501. The proposed project would widen Forestbrook Road from two to five lanes with two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane.  Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are also being considered.  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 and Horry County will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact: 

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

 

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Jul 30
Public Meeting Aug. 15 in Anderson County concerning US 178 (Liberty Highway) & SC 88 (Old Greenville Highway Extension) Intersection Improvements
US 178 (Liberty Highway) &
SC 88 (Old Greenville Highway Extension)
Intersection Improvements
Anderson County
Public Information Meeting

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Pickens County Career & Technology Center in the cafeteria

990 Chastain Rd, Liberty, SC 29657

 

Meeting:

Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 5-7 PM at Pickens County Career & Technology Center in the cafeteria located at 990 Chastain Rd, Liberty, SC 29657. 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 material, will also be available on the project website http://arcg.is/1jmq5a  (case sensitive) or by accessing SCDOTs website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects)

 

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) the proposed intersection improvements at Liberty Highway and Old Greenville Highway Extension. The proposed project will convert an existing 4-way stop intersection to a roundabout along existing alignment that will meet current design requirements, eliminate crossing conflicts and improve safety. 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 and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact: 

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Brett McCutchan, SCDOT Program Manager at 803-737-1564 in Columbia, or at McCutchaBJ@scdot.org.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Jul 30
SCDOT Commission Action July 2019 Public Comment Notices

SCDOT's Public Notification of Safety Corridor Improvements on Red Bank Road in Berkeley County.pdf

SCDOT's Public Notification of Bridge Replacement in Lancaster County.pdf

SCDOT's Public Notification of Bridge Replacement in Fairfield County.pdf

SCDOT's Public Notification of:

 

1.      Corridor Improvements on Red Bank Road in Berkeley County

 

English: http://bit.ly/corredbk   Spanish: http://bit.ly/corredbksp   

 

2.      A Bridge Replacement over Hanging Rock Creek in Lancaster County

 

English: http://bit.ly/hangrk    Spanish: http://bit.ly/hangrksp   

 

3.      A Bridge Replacement over Sawneys Creek in Fairfield County

 

English: http://bit.ly/sawcrk   Spanish: http://bit.ly/sawcrksp  

Jul 26
SCDOT Statement July 26, 2019

SCDOT Statement

July 26, 2019

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, two South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Horry County highway maintenance workers, Cecil Morgan and David Sibbick, were killed when they were struck by a driver while patching a pothole. These losses bring the total number of SCDOT employees killed in the line of duty to 85.

"These two young men were dedicated employees and put their lives on the line daily to serve the motoring public, as do all of our employees who work on our highways," said Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall. "SCDOT has active work zones all over the State. This tragic incident should serve as a reminder to the traveling public to obey signs in work zones, slow down, and watch for workers. Drivers should pay attention, avoid distractions, and expected the unexpected. These measures are not only for the safety of our workers, but for your safety as well."

"We continue to lift up and pray for the families of the two employees we lost yesterday and will continue to stress the importance of being cautious while driving in work zones" said SCDOT Commission Chairman Robert D. "Robby" Robbins.

For any additional information, the media is referred to the SC Department of Public Safety.

Let 'em Work, Let 'em Live.

 

 

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Jul 25
Public Information Meeting Aug. 8 for the Proposed Conway Perimeter Road Phase II in Horry County

Conway Perimeter Road Phase II

Horry County

Public Information Meeting

Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5-7 PM

Horry County Government Building (Multipurpose Rooms B, C and E)

1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, South Carolina 29526

 

Meeting:

Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Horry County Government Building (Multipurpose Rooms B, C and E), located at 1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, South Carolina 29526.  The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing.  Citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.  A formal presentation will not be given at this time. 

 

Purpose:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) in partnership with Horry County proposes to construct Phase II of Conway Perimeter Road from US 378 (at El Bethel Road) to US 701 South. This new road will feature 4-lanes with median and turning lanes at the intersection and pedestrian facilities.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project to the public, and to solicit input on the project from area residents.  Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.  Engineering and Environmental personnel from the SCDOT, Horry County, and their Consultant will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Marla Watson with SCDOT at 803-737-1041 or by email at watsonmn@scdot.org. The displays and handouts will be available after the meeting online on the project website http://arcg.is/1mXKXS or by visiting www.scdot.org (public involvement - current projects).  Persons unable to attend are encouraged to visit the website and provide comments.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact  Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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Jul 25
SC 20 Bridge Deck Replacement Update in Greenville County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) had planned to re-open SC-20 over the Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroads on March 31, 2019.

However, this bridge deck replacement project fell behind schedule, and on April 1, 2019, SCDOT began assessing liquidated damages in the amount of $800 a day against the contractor, Extreme Concrete Cutting of Gaffney, SC. As work continued to progress at a much slower rate, then ultimately ceased, SCDOT issued a Notice of Default to the contractor. 

SCDOT is currently evaluating options to complete this bridge deck replacement project and have it open to the public as soon as possible.  Once a replacement contractor has been selected, SCDOT will provide more information about the completion date for this work.  In the meantime, the public is asked to continue using the detour route posted for Old Pelzer Road (S-52) and Bessie Road (S-86).

For more information, the public may contact Resident Construction Engineer Jack Valetti at (864) 239-6091.

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