January 25
 Public Hearing Feb. 4 in Spartanburg Concerning Proposed Matthew Perry Parkway

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing in Spartanburg on Thursday, February 4, concerning the proposed Matthew Perry Parkway from S.C. Route 295 (Southport Road) to Jackson Road.


The hearing will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church, 297 Fuller Road, Spartanburg. 


The purpose of the hearing is to provide project information, update, and to solicit comments from area residents regarding the proposed Matthew Perry Parkway.  Representatives from Spartanburg County, SCDOT, and their consultant will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.


From 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., the hearing format will be informal.  Large aerial displays of the entire project will be available for viewing, and project team members from SCDOT will be present to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.


At 6 p.m., project representatives will make a brief, formal presentation about the project status and potential revisions.  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 5 p.m. and 5:55 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 during this time.


Related maps and/or drawings, original environmental assessment, and other pertinent data will be available for public review at the Spartanburg County Public Works Department at 9039 Fairforest Road, Spartanburg.  Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Spartanburg County Public Works Director Mike Garrett at (864) 595-5330 or SCDOT Assistant Program Manager Penny Phillips at (864) 241-1010.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Mike Garrett at (864) 595-5330.