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May 23
SCDOT Announces Five Forest Highway Projects

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is announcing the selection of five Forest Highway projects across the state.  At this time SCDOT is soliciting public comment on the selected projects prior to their consideration for inclusion in the South Carolina Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The projects have been selected and prioritized in coordination with the US Forest Service, the Federal Highway Administration and SCDOT. Forest Highway projects involve improvements to roads that run through and/or are adjacent to national forests and are paid for with 100 per cent federal funds.
 
The selected Forest Highway projects include:
 
  • Priority # 1- Rehab 5.4 miles of Halfway Creek Road in the Francis Marion National Forest in Charleston County from Steed Creek Road to the Berkley County line. ($1.7 million in FY 2012)
  • Priority # 2 – Rehab parking area along Wigington Road in the Sumter National Forest in Oconee County.  Project to be administered by the US Forest Service. ($100,000 in FY 2012)
  • Priority  # 3 -  Rehab 4.72  miles of  Cedar Springs Road in the Sumter National Forest in Abbeville and Greenwood counties
  • Priority # 4 - Reconstruct 2.1 miles of Leeds Road in the Sumter National Forest in Chester County. ($630,000 in FY 2013)
  • Priority # 5 - General roadway and bridge maintenance on designated Forest Highways. ($200,000 per year in FY 2313-2016)  

A copy of this press release and project location maps are available for public review and comment on the world web at:

http://www.scdot.org/inside/public_comment.aspx

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 pleasantmd@scdot.org.