April 30
Public Meeting Tuesday, May 8, in Columbia Concerning Assembly Street Concerning SC 48 (Assembly Street) Improvements

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, May 8, concerning plans to improve approximately .5 mile of SC 48 (Assembly Street) in Columbia.

The meeting will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Donor Room at the Koger Center for the Arts, at the intersection of Greene Street and Assembly at 1051 Greene Street, Columbia. The meeting will have an informal drop-in format with displays for viewing.

SCDOT is currently developing plans to improve approximately .5 mile of SC 48 (Assembly Street) from S-184 (Pendleton Street) to US 21 (Blossom Street) and along S-176 (Greene Street) from Main Street to Assembly Street.  Project partners include SCDOT, University of South Carolina (USC), Richland County Transportation Committee, the City of Columbia, and Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA).   

The scope of the project is to provide pedestrian safety enhancements through improved sidewalk facilities, widened medians, curb extensions, revised roadside parking and changes to existing traffic patterns.  The project also includes bus stop improvements, pedestrian-scale lighting, landscaping and mast arms installation.  No additional right of way is anticipated. 

The meeting is intended to provide information concerning the proposed project and to solicit input from area residents.  Personnel from SCDOT, USC and City of Columbia will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.

For more information, the public may contact SCDOT Program Manager Julie Barker at (803) 737-1365 in Columbia.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1345.