March 30
​Public Comment Sought to Increase Funding in STIP to Reconstruct Pavement of Existing Lanes along 8 Miles of I-85 Spartanburg County​

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification for a proposed amendment to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) to increase funding to reconstruct eight miles of I-85 Northbound and Southbound from near Mile Marker 69 to near Mile Marker 77 in Spartanburg County for Federal Fiscal Year 2016.


This section of I-85 consists of two 12-feet shoulders and three 12-feet lanes in each direction.

The original scope for the project involved reconstructing the pavement for the right and center lanes.  However, additional engineering analysis revealed that the pavement and drainage layer are in worse condition than initially estimated.  In this regard, SCDOT determined that the safest and most cost efficient option would be to reconstruct all the shoulders and lanes along this section, which results in a cost increase for the project. The updated cost and schedule for the project reflects $400,000 of Preliminary Engineering and $75 million of Construction in FY 2016.


A copy of this press release and a location map are available for public review and comment until April 15, 2016   on the world-wide-web at:



A summary of public comments will be provided to the SCDOT Commission for consideration prior to approving the project in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  



To assist those who do not have internet access, a hard copy of this press release and any supporting information are available for public review and comment at the following locations:


South Carolina Council of Governments:

Appalachian Council of Governments

Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville,

Oconee, Pickens & Spartanburg

30 Century Circle

Greenville, SC 29606

Lower Savannah Council of Governments

Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun & Orangeburg

2748 Wagener Road

Hwy 302 North

Aiken, SC 29801

(864) 242-9733

(803) 649-7981


Upper Savannah Council of Governments

Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens,   McCormick & Saluda

430 Helix Road

Greenwood SC 29646

Telephone: (864) 941-8072

Santee-Lynches Council of Governments

Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee & Sumter

36 West Liberty Street

Sumter, SC 29151

(803) 775-7381                                                                                  



Catawba Regional Council of Governments

Chester, Lancaster, York & Union

215 Hampton Street

Second Floor

Rock Hill, SC 29731

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments

Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion & Marlboro

2319 Regional Road

Florence, SC 29501

(803) 327-1912








(843) 669-4392






Central Midlands Council of Governments

Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland

236 Stoneridge Drive

Columbia, SC 29210

Lowcountry Council of Governments

Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper

634 Campground Road

Yemassee, SC 29945

(803) 376-5390


(843) 726-5536



Waccamaw Regional Planning and Development Council of Governments

Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg

1230 Highmarket Street

Georgetown, SC 29440

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments

Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester

1362 McMillan Ave, Suite 100

North Charleston, SC 29405

(843) 546-8502                                                                             (843) 529-0400


SCDOT District Offices:

District 1

1400 Shop Road

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 737-6660


District 3

252 S. Pleasantburg Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

(864) 241-1010


District 5

3018 East Palmetto

Florence, SC 29506

(843) 661-4710


District 7

US Route 178 East Bowman Road

Orangeburg, SC 29116

District 2

510 W. Alexander Ave.

Greenwood, SC 29646

(864) 227-6971


District 4

1232 J.A. Cochran Bypass

Chester, SC 29706

(803) 377-4155



District 6

6355 Fain Blvd.

North Charleston, SC 29406

(843) 740-1665

(803) 531-6850

 Comments will be accepted until the close of business on April 15, 2016 and should be forwarded to Ms. Vivian Patterson, Public Involvement Manager, and SCDOT Office of Planning, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or



 NOTE: Information provided, including name and address, is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.