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November 29
SCDOT, FHWA Leaders Approve Southern I-73 Final Environmental Impact Statement

South Carolina Secretary of Transportation H.B. “Buck” Limehouse Jr. and Federal Highway Administration Division Administrator Bob Lee signed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Southern I-73 Project on Thursday, November 29, 2007.

“The signing of the FEIS is the culmination of more than 3 years of work and represents the most significant milestone achieved to date for I-73,” Limehouse said during the signing.

“The national average for approval of an environmental document of this magnitude is 5 to 6 years, but because of the partnerships in South Carolina, we were able to accomplish this milestone in a little over 3 years,” Lee said.