NEWBERRY COUNTY — The S.C. Department of Transportation will accept comments until the close of business Aug. 16 for the 2017-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
The STIP is the state’s six-year transportation improvement program for all projects and program areas receiving federal funding. These include pavement preservation and rehabilitation; bridge preservation and rehabilitation; interstate upgrades; urban system upgrades; rural system upgrades; freight; congestion mitigation and air quality; transportation alternatives; railroad crossings; planning; state transportation infrastructure bank; and preventative maintenance and operations
The STIP is updated every three years and is revised on a continual basis to reflect the latest program and project information. A summary of comments received during the comment period will be provided to the SCDOT Commission for consideration prior to approval.
A link to the Updated STIP are available for public review and comment until Aug. 16 online at www.scdot.org/inside/public_comment.aspx
In addition, eight Regional Public Information Meetings will be held to provide residents an opportunity to review and comment on the Updated STIP. The meetings, which will have a drop-in format, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A brief presentation will be given at the beginning of each meeting.
The meetings will be held at the following locations:
• Aug. 4: Upper Savannah Council of Governments, 430 Helix Road in Greenwood
• Aug. 8: Central Midlands Council of Governments, 236 Stoneridge Drive in Columbia
• Aug. 9: Greenville County Square, Suite 400, 301 University Ridge in Greenville
An interpreter will be available upon request to assist Spanish-speaking individuals who want to review the Updated STIP. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.
A hard copy of the Updated STIP are available for public review and comment at Appalachian Council of Governments, 30 Century Circle in Greenville, for Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties and at Central Midlands Council of Governments, 236 Stoneridge Drive in Columbia, for Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties.
Comments will be accepted until the close of business Aug. 16 and should be mailed to Vivian Patterson, Public Involvement Manager, SCDOT Office of Planning, 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.