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SCDOT Commission Moves Forward with Rural Interstate Improvement Projects for Portions of I-26, I-95

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission has approved for public comment the first two rural interestate improvement projects as part of SCDOT’s Strategic 10-year plan to improve roads and bridges across South Carolina.

The SCDOT Commission on Feb. 20, 2020, approved:

·       Preliminary phases of the Interstate 26 Corridor Improvement Project from Old Sandy Run (Exit 125) to Burke Road (Exit 139) located in Lexington and Calhoun counties. Funding for preliminary engineering and right of way totals $55 million.

 

·       Preliminary phases of the I-95 Corridor Improvement Project from the six lane section at the Georgia line to US 278 (Exit 8) in Jasper County. Funding for preliminary engineering and right of way totals $31.6 million.

 

Both projects are part of SCDOT’s “Rural Interstate Freight Network Mobility Improvement Program,” which targets rural sections of the interstate system that are critical to the movement of freight across South Carolina. This freight program is in addition to the interstate widening program previously approved by the Commission that has focused on the urban areas of the state on I-26 between Columbia and Charleston.

 

Notice of public comment for both of these projects will be announced by SCDOT next week.

 

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Information on SCDOT’s statewide 10 Year Plan can be found at:  https://www.scdot.org/projects/ten-year-plan.aspx

 

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