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SCDOT proposes removing U.S. 521 project from STIP

Posted: March 1, 2018 5:53 p.m.
Updated: March 2, 2018 1:00 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is proposing to remove a proposed road safety improvement at U.S. 521 (Sumter Highway) near Century Boulevard and I-20 Exit 98 from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

According to a SCDOT press release, the SCDOT Commission originally approved the intersection improvements with its 2013 Safety Priority List. However, SCDOT said the city of Camden did not grant a municipal agreement for the project and, therefore, the funding associated with the project was reallocated within SCDOT’s safety program.

SCDOT is seeking comments about the project’s removal from STIP, and will accept comments until the close of business on March 15. A summary of comments will be available to the commission prior to its final decision.

A copy of this press release and a location map are available for public review (and comment) until March 15, 2018 on the world-wide-web at: /projects/press-releases.aspx.

According to the map available at that link, improvements are being proposed to both sides of U.S. 521 from between the entrance to the Fox Run apartment complex down to nearly a quarter-mile after the I-20 Exit 98 overpass.

A hard copy of this press release and any supporting information are also available for public review and comment at the Santee-Lynches

Council of Governments, 36 West Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29151, (803) 775-7381; and the District 1 SCDOT offices at 1400 Shop Road, Columbia, 29201, (803) 737-6600.

Comments should be forwarded to Ms. Viola Covington, Public Involvement Manager, SCDOT Office of Planning, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29020, or at

Information provided in comments to the SCDOT, including name and address, is subject to disclosure under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act.


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