November 06
3 Public Information Meetings Scheduled in November in Charleston Concerning Proposed I-526 Mark Clark Expressway EIS

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled three public information meetings in November concerning the proposed I-526 Mark Clark Expressway Environmental Impact Statement.

The three meetings will be conducted in an open house format.  Interested persons may attend any of these informal informational meetings at any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., in which project team representatives will be available to answer questions.


1)  Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Fort Johnson Middle School, 1825 Camp Road, Charleston.

2)  Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at West Ashley High School, 4060 Wildcat Boulevard, Charleston.

3)  Thursday, November 20, 2008 at St. Johns High School, 1518 Main Road, Charleston.


A formal presentation will not be given during these meetings.  However, in the future, official public hearings will be held and formal presentations will be given during the hearings.  Attendees will have the opportunity to make public verbal comments at that time.

The purpose of the meetings is to gain input on the draft purpose and need and a range of preliminary alternatives for the proposed Mark Clark Expressway Environmental Impact Statement(EIS). Individuals will have an opportunity to discuss the proposed I-526 (Mark Clark Expressway) EIS with representatives of Charleston County, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and SCDOT.  The EIS will address the transportation improvements, which would increase mobility in the area by serving future traffic growth.  The project team is seeking input as a part of this process to assist in identifying issues relative to the proposed project. 

Team members will present the draft purpose and need and preliminary range of alternatives. There will be the opportunity for attendees to view display boards and graphics, have one-on-one discussions with project staff, and provide written comments, questions, and concerns regarding the project on comment forms that will be available.

This project is being funded by the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank through an application made by Charleston County.

Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting SCDOT Project Manager David Kinard at (803) 737-1963 in Columbia.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Karen Davis at 803-737-1549.