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SCDOT seeks public opinion on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program changes

South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has invited the public to give their thoughts on important changes to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2021–2027. This adjustment involves the inclusion of four bridge replacement projects spread across Fairfield, Greenville, and Pickens Counties. As an important step in the state’s efforts to improve its infrastructure, the call for public opinion aims to make the whole process more transparent.

Palmetto State residents are invited to give their opinions on these planned projects from March 21 to April 11, 2024. This move will make sure that different voices are heard and taken into account in these important infrastructure choices.

Two bridges in Fairfield County are going to be replaced. One is a 90-foot bridge on S-152 (Park Rd) over Sawney’s Creek. Its construction will cost $3.65 million. The second bridge is a 90-foot bridge on S-214 (Two Creek Rd) over Big Creek. It will cost about $3.51 million. The goal of these projects is to fix the bridges’ structural problems and bring them up to date with modern standards.

A backup bridge along S-40 (Pace Bridge Rd) over the Saluda Overflow will be replaced in Greenville County. The project is expected to cost around $3.49 million.

Pickens County will also gain from replacing a secondary bridge along S-26 (Pace Bridge Rd) that crosses a tributary to the Saluda River. The project has been budgeted for $3.29 million.

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Because SCDOT wants to include everyone in the process, the department has made provisions to make the involvement in the process possible for people without internet access. Printed copies of the press release and supporting documents are available for review and comment at SCDOT District Offices and the South Carolina Council of Government Offices. This initiative will provide everyone the opportunity to engage with and influence the projects’ outcomes.

SCDOT has added that the four bridges are of high-priority projects in line with Commission policy.

For more details, visit SCDOT website.

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