September 27
Public Meeting Oct. 5 in Bishopville Concerning Proposed Bypass

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, October 5, concerning the proposed Bishopville Bypass in Lee County.


The meeting will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Lee Central High School Cafeteria, 1800 Wisacky Highway, Bishopville.  The meeting will have a drop-in format with displays for viewing.  The project team will give an informal presentation at 5:30 p.m.


The purpose is to provide an opportunity to individually review and discuss the proposed bypass from the intersection of SC 341 and I-20 (Exit 120) to Browntown Road (S-29). The proposed improvements include constructing a new roadway and/or improving existing roadways along the outer limits of Bishopville in Lee County.  The approximately 8-mile bypass would include either a 2 or 3-lane roadway and may include bicycle accommodations.  Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather information from the public, or any interested organization, regarding historic or cultural resources, hazardous materials, and/or protected wildlife in the area and to discover benefits as well as concerns/impacts of the project.  Representatives from SCDOT and its consultants will be available to answer questions. 


For more information, the public may contact SCDOT Assistant Program Manager William “Tyke” Redfearn at (803) 737-1430 in Columbia.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Karen Davis at (803) 737-1549.