October 30
SCDOT Announces Projects Selected for 2013 Federal Match Program
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is seeking comment from the public for projects selected for the 2013 Federal Match Program for amendment into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
            The SCDOT Commission approved applications totaling $19,896,592 in federal funds at their October meeting.  The applications include:
·         12 Resurfacing Applications that involve the resurfacing of approximately 106 miles of  55 roads in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Pickens, Oconee, Spartanburg and York counties, and in the cities of North Augusta,  Surfside Beach and Hilton Head.
·         An Intersection Upgrade Project at the Camp Road and Folly Road intersection, Charleston County.
·         The City of Fountain Inn Main Street/SC 14 Streetscape Project.
            SCDOT sought applications for federal-aid eligible resurfacing (reconstruction, rehabilitation, or preventive maintenance) and “Shovel Ready” system upgrade projects (widening, new location) with a 50-50 federal/local match participation from August 1 to September 14.  Projects considered for the Federal Match Program were selected based on an SCDOT Commission approval and application process. Priority was given to resurfacing projects with remaining funds being made available for system upgrade projects.
            A copy of this press release and location maps for each project are available for public review and comment on the world web at:
            To assist those who do not have internet access, a hard copy of this press release and supporting information are available for public review and comment at the following
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
(864) 242-9733
(803) 649-7981
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
(803) 775-7381                                                                                      
(864) 941-8090
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
(803) 327-1912
(843) 669-4392
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
(803) 376-5390
(843) 726-5536
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
October 26
SCDOT to Monitor Possible High Winds for Effects on Movable Bridges
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be monitoring wind conditions along the coast due to Hurricane Sandy.
In the event that winds reach a sustained 25 mph along the coast, there is a possibility that swing bridges and draw bridges located in the following counties may be closed to maritime traffic. Wind speeds that meet or exceed 25 mph have a significant effect on swing bridge and draw bridge operations, and during high wind conditions these bridges will not be raised or swung open to allow oversized boats to pass.
Little River
Intracoastal Waterway
Horry County
Intracoastal Waterway
Horry County
Wando River
Berkeley County
Wappoo Cut
Wappoo Cut
Charleston County
Ben Sawyer
Intracoastal Waterway
Charleston County
New Ashley
Ashley River
Charleston County
Old Ashley
Ashley River
Charleston County
Harbor River
Harbor River
Beaufort County
Lady's Island
Beaufort River
Beaufort County
October 26
Public Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Aiken County Concerning SC 125 (East Buena Vista Ave/Atomic Rd) Corridor Improvement Project
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Aiken County concerning SCDOT’s proposed design for the SC 125 (East Buena Vista Ave/Atomic Rd) corridor improvement project.
The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave. in North Augusta. The meeting will have a drop-in format, with displays for viewing.  A brief presentation regarding the proposed project will be held at 6 p.m.  Citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.   
The meeting is intended to present SCDOT’s proposed design for the SC 125 (East Buena Vista Ave/Atomic Rd) corridor improvement project from approximately Georgia Avenue to approximately Old Edgefield Road and to solicit input from area residents.  Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather information from the public or any interested organization, on historic or cultural resources in the community. SCDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.
For more information, the public may contact Brad Reynolds, SCDOT Assistant Program Manager, at (803) 737-3081 in Columbia.  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1395.
October 24
Repairs begin Nov. 5 on US 701 Bridge at Great Pee Dee River over Yauhannah Lake
October 23
SCDOT Commission Meeting Oct. 25
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