May 28
Public Meeting in Duncan Thursday, June 12, Concerning the School Street bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting in Spartanburg County Thursday, June 12, concerning the S-1127 (School Street) bridge over Norfolk Southern railroad that is closed to traffic.

The bridge was closed in August of 2013 for safety reasons due to the deteriorated condition of its substructure and is being considered for either replacement or removal from the State System.

The meeting will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the lobby of the District 5 Fine Arts Center, 150 East Main St., Duncan. The meeting will have a drop-in format, with project displays available for viewing. A formal presentation will not be given but SCDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project one on one with interested citizens. Written and verbal comments will be collected during the meeting to assist with determining the future of the bridge.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit feedback from area residents concerning the S-1127 (School Street) bridge over Norfolk Southern railroad. It is located in the Town of Duncan, approximately 300 feet south of the intersection of SC 290 (Main Street) and SC 292 (Spartanburg Road). Several factors are being considered in this decision including; infrastructure condition, associated traffic improvements, potential property impacts, traffic patterns, economic factors, and safety concerns. Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. Displays will be available showing the bridge and surrounding area.

For more information, the public may contact Emily Toler, SCDOT Assistant Program Manager, at (803) 737-1564 in Columbia. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1395.