The S.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment for changes to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, said the Columbia Regional Business Report. Changes include funding for the rehabilitation and resurfacing of interstates in Richland, Newberry, Lexington and Spartanburg counties.
The sections to be resurfaced include:
- I-20 westbound lanes would be resurfaced from mile marker 74.6 near Two Notch Road to mile marker 75.9 near Alpine Road. It adjoins with the I-20 widening/rehab project currently under way in Richland County.
- I-26 east and westbound lanes would be resurfaced from mile marker 60 near Joanna to mile marker 75 in Newberry County. This project, which is already in the improvement plan for design, may also include the raising or the replacement of bridges along Jalapa Road, Old Whitmire Highway, S.C. 121 and Mount Bethany Garmany Road to provide adequate clearance over the interstate.
- I- 26 eastbound lanes from mile marker 89 near Chapin to mile marker 101 near Irmo/Ballentine are slated for rehabilitation. This project is in the improvement plan for design and will also include the raising or replacing of bridges along Peak Street and Columbia Avenue in Lexington County, and Old Hilton, Mount Vernon Church, Shady Grove and Koon roads in Richland County to provide adequate clearance over I-26.
- I-26 westbound lanes from mile marker 89 to mile marker 96.5 would be resurfaced.
- I-85 north and southbound lanes would be resurfaced from mile marker 58 near Duncan to mile marker 68 near Wellford.
- I-85 northbound lanes would be resurfaced from mile marker 77 to mile marker 84 in Spartanburg. This project is already in the improvement plan for design.
More details of the proposed changes to the improvement plan can be seen online.
Comments will be accepted until the close of business Feb. 12 and should be forwarded to Mark Pleasant, statewide planning chief at the S.C. Department of Transportation, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or email email@example.com. Read More.