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October 27
Public Hearing November 3 in Folly Beach Concerning Proposed Replacement of SC Route 171 Bridges

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, November 3, concerning the proposed replacement of the SC Route 171 Bridges over Folly Creek and Folly River near the City of Folly Beach.

The hearing will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in the Father Kelly Hall, 105 West Hudson Ave., Folly Beach. 

From 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., the hearing format will be informal.  Large aerial displays of the entire project will be available for viewing, and project team members will be present to discuss the project with interested citizens, on an individual basis. 

At 5:30 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation about the project purpose and need, schedule, and potential impacts to the environment.  Immediately following the presentation, citizens will have the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the proposed project.  Anyone who wishes to verbally comment must sign up between 4:30 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. when entering the public hearing.  Each comment will be limited to two minutes and may not be transferred.  The informal portion of the public hearing will continue after the verbal comment period is complete. 

Related maps and or drawings, environmental assessment, and other pertinent data will be available for public review at least 15 days prior to the public hearing, at the Folly Beach City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 21 Center St., Folly Beach, SC, 29439 (843-588-2447) and the SCDOT District 6 Office, 6355 Fain Blvd., North Charleston, SC, 29406 (843-740-1665).

For more information, or persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations, should contact Jae Mattox, Project Manager, SCDOT, at (803) 737-1805 in Columbia.