November 18
Public Information Meeting in Orangeburg County Dec. 3 Concerning Proposed Improvements to the I-95/US 301 Interchange and US 301 Connector

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Thursday, Dec. 3, concerning the I-95/US 301 Interchange Modification and US 301 Connector Project.

The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Lake Marion High School Cafeteria, 3656 Tee Vee Road, Santee, SC.

The information meeting is intended to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives SCDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plans for the proposed project. The proposed improvements consist of a modifying the I-95/US 301 interchange from partial access to a full access interchange.  The proposed improvements also include building a new location roadway to connect US 301 from I-95 to SC 6 near Naval Station Road.  The US 301 connector is proposed to accommodate a five-lane section from I-95 tapering down to a three-lane section to SC 6.  The connector road also includes a bridge over the CSX railroad approximately halfway between I-95 and SC 6.

This project is partially funded by SCDOT funding allocated to the Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) region, Congressional earmarks and Orangeburg County.  

The meeting will have a drop-in, informal format.  Displays will be set up in the cafeteria and project team members from the SCDOT and  FHWA will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.  No formal presentation will be given at this meeting.  At a later date, a formal public hearing will be held on the project.

For more information, the public may contact Randall Young, Midlands Regional Production Engineer, SCDOT, at (803) 737-4682.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations to attend the hearing should contact Karen Davis at (803) 737-1549 for assistance.