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SCDOT Press Releases

Aug 02
Public Information Meeting August 16 for proposed bridge replacement in Cherokee County on US 29
Aug 01
Public Information Meeting Aug. 11 on Proposed US 17 Bridge Replacements over Edisto River
Jul 22
SCDOT Commission Action - July 2022 Public Comment Notices
Jul 22
Public information meeting August 2 in Columbia concerning Monticello Road

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, August 2, in Columbia at Eau Claire High School Auditorium for a repaving project along Monticello Road (N. Main Street to Slatestone Trail) with a Complete Streets design. The Complete Streets design enables safe use and supports mobility for all users along Monticello Road.

Presentations are scheduled for 4:30 pm and at 6 pm.

More information is available at the project website: https://www.scdot.org/monticello/default.aspx


Jul 21
Public Information Meeting Thursday, August 4, 2022, Concerning Downtown Charleston Safety Improvements
Jul 20
Public Information Meeting Aug. 2 for Proposed I-526 @ Long Point Road Interchange Improvements Project
Jul 18
SCDOT Commission Meeting Agenda July 21 in Camden
Jun 27
SCDOT Restricts Interstate Lane Closures to Help Holiday Travel

​To help holiday traffic flow, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) prohibits lane closures on interstate highways for non-emergency highway work during the Fourth of July holiday travel period. These restrictions will be in place from 6 a.m. Friday, July 1, through 10 p.m., Tuesday, July 5.

With continued progress due to SCDOT's Strategic 10-Year Plan to rebuild South Carolina's roads, more work zones are in place all across South Carolina. SCDOT reminds motorists to remain alert and use caution.

Motorists may keep up with travel conditions by using SCDOT's 511 system, which provides real-time traffic information on all South Carolina interstate highways and some of the highways along the coast. Users can call 511 or access www.511SC.org  24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and download the free app.

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Jun 24
New Bridge Coming to Saluda County


The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is building a new and improved bridge on Shiloh Road (S-41-78) over Persimmon Creek in Saluda County.

The new bridge will be wider and safer with upgraded barrier walls and will no longer be weight restricted.

During construction it will be necessary for the roadway to close July 11, 2022, with access to be maintained for the properties within the road closure. Pending delays due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, Shiloh Road is expected to re-open to traffic approximately Nov. 8, 2022

Replacing deteriorating, load-restricted bridges is one of SCDOT's 10-Year Plan programs, which include repaving aging roads, making rural roads safer, and improving key portions of interstates. SCDOT has tripled its roadwork to improve South Carolina's transportation network after more than 30 years of deferred maintenance. 

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Jun 08
SCDOT to Participate in Statewide Hurricane Drill June 9

​The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will participate in a statewide hurricane evacuation lane reversal drill on Thursday, June 9.

No lanes will be closed during the drill, which will be from approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Motorists are advised to use caution as SCDOT crews will be stationed along roadsides.

SCDOT crews will be rehearsing the placement of traffic control devices along portions of I-26 between Columbia and Charleston; US 21 and US 278 in Beaufort County; and US 501 in Horry County.

During this exercise, SCDOT Maintenance crews travel to pre-designated locations along these routes to deploy barrels and cones. Employees deploy the barrels on roadsides and shoulders for the drill so as not to interrupt traffic, but during an actual hurricane lane reversal these barrels and cones would be used to safely manage evacuation traffic. During an actual evacuation, barrels would be deployed on the travel lanes, intersections and exits. Other SCDOT staff members are involved in monitoring the flow of traffic from the Traffic Management Centers and deploying traffic control devices such as message boards along the routes that would be reversed.

"With the ever-increasing popularity of South Carolina's beautiful coastal region, the number of residents and visitors continues to grow," Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall said. "This makes it critical that we rehearse implementing lane reversals should they be needed during hurricane evacuations. Please watch for our employees and our partners as we conduct this drill."

SCDOT in 2020 announced an updated plan for reversing lanes on I-26, which includes beginning the reversal at a median crossover near the Nexton Parkway, exit 197, instead of at I-526 as in past years.  While this shortens the length of the reversal by 15 miles, it is designed to reduce traffic impacts for the Charleston area and be simpler for motorists to access the reversed side of I-26.

Motorists are encouraged to identify their evacuation routes well ahead of an actual evacuation, and can do so by accessing SCDOT's 511 traveler information site, www.511sc.org and clicking on "Evacuation Resources."

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