The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking public comment for a proposed amendment to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) that involves revising plans for replacing the US 76 eastbound lane bridge over Mill Creek in Richland County to include the replacement of the US 76 westbound lane bridge at the same location.
The US 76 east and westbound lane bridges were built in 1939 and 1956, respectively, and are rated structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The SCDOT Commission approved replacing the eastbound lane bridge in 2008.
Looking for cost effective measures, the SCDOT Commission is proposing to replace both the eastbound lane and westbound lane bridge under one contract at a cost of $6.5 million in 2014. The revised plan would save the state approximately $1.5 million and reduce the impact on the motoring public during the construction phase.
A copy of this press release and a project location map also are available for public review and comment on the world web at:
To assist those who do not have internet access, a hard copy of this press release and supporting information are available for public review and comment at the following locations:
South Carolina Council of Governments:Appalachian Council of GovernmentsAnderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens & Spartanburg30 Century CircleGreenville, SC 29606
Lower Savannah Council of GovernmentsAiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun & Orangeburg2748 Wagener RoadHwy 302 NorthAiken, SC 29801(864) 242-9733(803) 649-7981
Upper Savannah Council of GovernmentsAbbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick & Saluda222 Phoenix Street, Suite 200Greenwood, SC 29646
Santee-Lynches Council of GovernmentsClarendon, Kershaw, Lee & Sumter36 West Liberty StreetSumter, SC 29151(803) 775-7381(864) 941-8090
Catawba Regional Council of GovernmentsChester, Lancaster, York & Union215 Hampton StreetSecond FloorRock Hill, SC 29731
Pee Dee Regional Council of GovernmentsChesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion & Marlboro2319 Regional RoadFlorence, SC 29501(803) 327-1912 (843) 669-4392
Central Midlands Council of GovernmentsFairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland236 Stoneridge DriveColumbia, SC 29210
Lowcountry Council of GovernmentsBeaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper634 Campground RoadYemassee, SC 29945(803) 376-5390(843) 726-5536
Waccamaw Regional Planning and Development Council of GovernmentsGeorgetown, Horry & Williamsburg1230 Highmarket StreetGeorgetown, SC 29440
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of GovernmentsBerkeley, Charleston & Dorchester1362 McMillan Ave, Suite 100North Charleston, SC 29405(843) 546-8502(843) 529-0400
SCDOT District Offices:District 11400 Shop RoadColumbia, SC 29201(803) 737-6660
District 3252 S. Pleasantburg DriveGreenville, SC 29607(864) 241-1010
District 53018 East PalmettoFlorence, SC 29506(843) 661-4710
District 7US Route 178 East Bowman RoadOrangeburg, SC 29116
District 2510 W. Alexander Ave.Greenwood, SC 29646(864) 227-6971
District 41232 J.A. Cochran BypassChester, SC 29706(803) 377-4155
District 66355 Fain Blvd.North Charleston, SC 29406(843) 740-1665(803) 531-6850
Comments will be accepted until the close of business on June 7, 2012 and should be forwarded to Mr. Mark Pleasant, Statewide Planning Chief at SCDOT, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or email@example.com.