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Apr 13
US 76 / 378 (Garners Ferry Road) Rural Road Safety Project

Public Comment Period:

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCOOT) is holding a Public Information Meeting for the proposed US 76 / 378 (Garners Ferry Road) Rural Road Safety Project. Due to health and safety concerns, the meeting will be by appointment only.

In-person meetings with the project team will be offered on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Beulah Baptist Church - Youth Building, 9487 Garners Ferry Rd, Hopkins, SC 29061. Appointments are strongly encouraged due to health protocols. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. To schedule an in-person meeting please visit or contact SCOOT Rural Road Safety Projects Manager Bryan Jones at 803-737-1845 or at JonesBL@d

The Public Information Meeting will have displays and handouts for viewing, and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments. Project information, including meeting displays and handouts, will also be available on the project website at beginning April 15, 2021. This site will also provide citizens an opportunity to provide comments. The Public Comment period will begin on April 15, 2021, and end on May 15, 2021.


The purpose of the Rural Roads Program is to improve safety on South Carolina's rural roadways through engineering solutions identified to reduce the frequency of fatal and serious injury crashes occurring on these roadways. This meeting will provide an opportunity to review, discuss, and provide comments on the proposed US 76 / 378 Garners Ferry Road Rural Road Safety Project with project representatives.

The project extends 13.3 miles along US 76 / 378 Garners Ferry Road Rural Road Safety Project is from S-40-86 (Harmon Road)  to the Sumter  County line. The project will include various engineering solutions such as widening and paving of shoulders, wider and brighter pavement markings, rumble strips, improved clear zone, select median cross-over removal, and additional guardrail throughout the median and along the outside shoulders to reduce the frequency of fatal and serious injury run-off-the-road crashes.


Participants can provide written comments in the following ways:

  • Submit comments online at the project website:
  • Mail comments to Bryan L. Jones, PE, SCOOT Project Manager at 955 Park Street,

    P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201-3959
  • Email your comments to JonesBL@d
  • Fill out a comment card and drop it in the comment box during your scheduled in-person meeting.

    Comments will be accepted through May 15, 2021. All formal comments received during the comment period will be considered and included in the project record.


    Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803- 737-1395.

    If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to receive project information or make a written comment contact Bryan L. Jones, PE, at 803-737-1845 with your requests.

    To speak with an interpreter, please contact SCOOT at (855) 467-2368 or (803) 737-1200.

    Para hablar con un interprete, comunfquese con SCOOT al (855) 467-2368 numero gratuito 6 (803) 737-1200

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