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Feb 11
Public Information Meeting Thursday, February 21, in Boiling Springs

PROPOSED INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS

SC 9 (Boiling Springs Road) and Shoally Creek Road/4th Street

Spartanburg County

 

Public Information Meeting

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019, between 5-7 PM

Upstate Family Resource Center cafeteria

1850 Old Furnace Road, Boiling Springs, SC 29316

 

Public Meeting:

Thursday, February 21, 2019, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to be held at the Upstate Family Resource Center cafeteria, at 1850 Old Furnace Road, Boiling Springs, SC 29316. This meeting will be conducted in an "open house" format with displays for viewing. Interested persons may attend this informal meeting at any time between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., during which South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) representatives will be available to answer questions regarding the proposed project.

 

Purpose:

The SC 9 (Boiling Springs Road) project is approximately 0.5-mile-long beginning at I-85 and terminating at Rogers Commerce Boulevard. Proposed improvements would include widening SC 9 to add a third travel lane in each direction from I-85 to the Shoally Creek Road/4th Street intersection. Improvements will also be made at the intersections of SC 9 at Candlenut Lane and SC 9 at 4th Street/Shoally Creek Road. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit feedback concerning the proposed intersection improvements project. Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. SCDOT is seeking input as a part of this public information meeting to assist in identifying information relative to this project. 

 

Process:

Tentative project schedules for completion of the project will be discussed. Maps of the project study area will be available, and citizens may ask questions and provide comments regarding the possible social, economic and environmental effects of the project.  Property owners and business owners on or near the project area are urged to attend.

 

Contact:

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Project Manager Penny Phillips at 864-241-1010 or on the project website http://arcg.is/rTbKq or www.scdot.org - current projects.  All meeting materials will be on the website after the meeting. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

 

 

Jan 29
Public Information Meeting in Horry County on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), in conjunction with Horry County, will hold a Public Information Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, on the proposed improvements to US Highway 701 in Loris. Improvements include extending the existing three-lane section from Loris to the SC Highway 9 interchange. The addition of turning lanes and bike/pedestrian facilities will be included in the design. The meeting will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Loris Elementary School (901 SC-9 Business).

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 US Highway 701 Widening – North of Loris, with representatives from SCDOT and Horry County. These improvements are intended to improve the capacity and safety of the corridor. 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 Marla Watson, SCDOT Asst. Program Manager, at 803-737-1041 or WatsonMN@scdot.org. The displays and handout will be available on the project website at https://arcg.is/1v5uzq after the meeting.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

 

Jan 18
SCDOT’s “Pothole Blitz” off to Fast Start across South Carolina

​A "Pothole Blitz" launched last week by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is off to a fast start, according to transportation officials.

In the first eight days of the blitz, the public reported nearly 5,000 potholes to SCDOT, about 10 times the normal amount.

"Eighty-three percent of those potholes reported by the public have already been repaired and the remainder should be completed within the next week," said Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin. "We would like to thank the public for their help in reporting potholes. SCDOT launched the statewide effort Jan. 10 after weeks of heavy rainfall caused a significant increase in the number of potholes, Colvin said.

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To help combat the problem, SCDOT began the "Pothole Blitz" by focusing SCDOT Maintenance crews on repairing potholes across the state for the next several weeks.

Pothole repairs are a temporary fix to make the roads safer for motorists. These repairs can last several weeks, but in severely wet, high traffic areas, pothole repairs may only last a matter of days before additional repairs may be required. However, repairing the potholes, even temporarily, is the best option to provide safe travel until more permanent improvements can be made.

The public is asked to continue to help SCDOT by reporting potholes via SCDOT's website, www.scdot.org, or by calling the SCDOT at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).

"Please use caution while driving and watch out for our work crews out on the roads trying to make these temporary repairs," Colvin said.

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Jan 17
Tony K. Cox named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

​Tony K. Cox, of Horry County, was named Vice Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during the commission's monthly meeting in Columbia.

Cox, a Commissioner representing the 7th Congressional District, joined the SCDOT Commission in 2017.

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A graduate of Coastal Carolina University, Cox is a real estate professional with over 36 years of experience. He currently serves as the executive vice president at Burroughs and Chapin Co, Inc. in Myrtle Beach.

Cox has previously served on the South Carolina Real Estate Commission, Horry County Planning Commission and the Myrtle Beach Air Base Redevelopment Authority.

Also Thursday, Robert D. "Robby" Robbins, of Summerville, was named Chairman of the SCDOT Commission.

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Jan 17
Robert D. "Robby" Robbins named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

Robert D. "Robby" Robbins, of Summerville, was named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, during the commission's monthly meeting in Columbia.

Robbins, a Commissioner representing the 1st Congressional District, had been serving as Vice Chairman of the Commission. He joined the SCDOT Commission in 2016.

"I am honored to be selected by the SCDOT Commission members to serve as the Chairman of this body," Robbins said. "I appreciate their confidence in me and I pledge to use my experience to guide the Commission as we make important policy decisions on transportation issues in the coming year."

 

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Robbins, a Summerville attorney, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the USC School of Law. He was 1st Circuit Deputy Solicitor from 1997-2003 and 1st Circuit Solicitor in 2004.

Robbins was a member of the Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority from 2004 to 2015.

He is married to Mary Bryce Robbins, and they have a son and a daughter.

Also Thursday, Tony K. Cox, of Horry County, was named Vice Chairman of the SCDOT Commission.

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Jan 10
SCDOT Launches “Pothole Blitz” Across South Carolina

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has launched a statewide effort after weeks of heavy rainfall have brought with it an increase in the number of potholes.

In order to help combat the pothole problem, SCDOT is launching a "Pothole Blitz" across the state by focusing our Maintenance crews on repairing potholes across the state for the next several weeks.

Deputy Secretary for Engineering Leland Colvin said "It is expected that these additional efforts will take several weeks before we return to normal patching activities," adding that employees will be working extended hours.  "Please use caution while driving and watch out for our work crews out on the roads trying to make these temporary repairs."

The public is asked to help SCDOT by reporting potholes via SCDOT's website or calling the SCDOT Pothole Hotline at 1-855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).


Jan 09
SCDOT Public Information Meeting Scheduled for the I-26 Widening and SC 27 Interchange Improvements Project in Berkeley County

I-26 Widening and SC 27 Interchange

Improvements Project

 

Berkeley County, South Carolina

Public Information Meeting

 

Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 5-7 PM

at the Ridgeville Community Center

105 School Street, Ridgeville, South Carolina 29472

 

Meeting:

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Ridgeville Community Center, 105 School St., Ridgeville, South Carolina 29472.  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 during this time. 

 

In the future, when the official Public Hearing is held, a formal presentation will be given during the meeting and citizens will have the opportunity to make formal, verbal comments immediately following. 

 

Purpose:

To provide information about the project to the public and to solicit feedback from area residents, businesses and commuters.  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 Federal Highway Administration, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) 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 Craig Winn, PE, SCDOT Program Manager, at 855-467-2368 or by email I26-SC27@scdot.org  The displays and handout will be available online (www.I26-SC27.com) beginning January 25, 2019.  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.

 

Jan 03
Public Information Meeting January 15 in Myrtle Beach

Proposed US 501 Relocation

Horry County

Public Information Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2019; 5-7 PM

at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot

851 Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach

Meeting:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for Tuesday, January 15, 2019, concerning the proposed relocation of US 501 in Myrtle Beach.  The proposed improvements along US 501 are from Broadway Street to 9th Avenue.

 

The meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, located at 851 Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach. 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; however, in the future if an official Public Hearing is held, citizens will have the opportunity to make formal, verbal comments. Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the project website: http://arcg.is/1WKDy9  or SCDOT website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal).

Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the proposed improvements to US 501.  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.

Contact:

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 Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.

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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.

 

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