June 26
SCDOT considers amendment to 2007-2012 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is considering an amendment to the 2007-2012 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to include the Federal-Aid Bridge Replacement Program for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.

A copy of the proposed bridge replacement projects will be made available for public review on the world web at: and at the following locations:

South Carolina Council of Governments:
Appalachian Council of Governments
Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville,
Oconee, Pickens & Spartanburg
30 Century Circle
Greenville, SC 29606

Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun & Orangeburg
2748 Wagener Road
Hwy 302 North
Aiken, SC 29801

Upper Savannah Council of Governments
Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick & Saluda
222 Phoenix Street, Suite 200
Greenwood, SC 29646

Santee-Lynches Council of Governments
Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee & Sumter
36 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29151

Catawba Regional Council of Governments
Chester, Lancaster, York & Union
215 Hampton Street
Second Floor
Rock Hill, SC 29731

Pee Dee Regional Council of Governments
Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion & Marlboro
2319 Regional Road
Florence, SC 29501

Central Midlands Council of Governments
Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland
236 Stoneridge Drive
Columbia, SC 29210

Lowcountry Council of Governments
Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper
634 Campground Road
Yemassee, SC 29945

Waccamaw Regional Planning and Development Council of Governments
Georgetown, Horry & Williamsburg
1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments
Berkeley, Charleston & Dorchester
1362 McMillan Ave, Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29405

SCDDOT District Offices:
District 1
1400 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201

District 2
510 W. Alexander Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29646

District 3
252 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

District 4
1232 J.A. Cochran Bypass
Chester, SC 29706

District 5
3018 East Palmetto
Florence, SC 29506

District 6
6355 Fain Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29406

District 7
US Route 178 East Bowman Road
Orangeburg, SC 29116

Comments will be accepted until July 25, 2008, and should be forwarded to Mr. Mark Pleasant, Statewide Planning Chief at SCDOT, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or
June 26
Hundreds of SCDOT Employees Have Enrolled in the Four-Day Work Week Summer Program
The first enrollment figures from the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) pilot summer program show that 575 employees have chosen to work extended hours on a four-day work week schedule.

Here is the breakdown from the first complete week (June 16 – June 20):
• Total of employees enrolled in the four-day week – 575
• 575 represents 11% of all SCDOT employees statewide (5,063 filled positions)
• 22% of all Headquarters employees are participating in the pilot program
• 8% of all employees in the seven Districts are participating in the pilot program

Transportation Secretary H.B. Limehouse Jr. is encouraged by the initial enrollment. “I’m pleased that so many SCDOT employees have already chosen to work the extended hours to help them save gas and spend more time with their families. One employee has said this four-day schedule will save him one full tank of gas per month. Those are the kinds of results we were hoping to achieve,” said Limehouse.

The Human Resources staff at SCDOT reports that employees are continuing to enroll in the program. Some workers needed more time to arrange their schedules to accommodate the four-day work week. Other employees have said that they have seen the benefits and savings that their co-workers have experienced after only one week in the program. Enrollment in the pilot program will continue. Schedules of employees are staggered so that the agency can continue to operate as usual on a Monday through Friday schedule.
June 24
SC 14 Bridge near Landrum Now Open after Emergency Repairs

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has reopened the SC 14 bridge crossing I-26 near Landrum after emergency repairs.

June 24
Transportation Secretary Addresses Congressional Subcommittee on Highway Funding Issues
June 23
Bridge to be Replaced on Bailey Bridge Road in Cherokee County
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