SCDOT’s Public Notification of a Project Modification to Widen I-26 in Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties

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NEWBERRY — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is providing public notification of the proposed modifications to the widening I-26 from mile marker 85 to mile marker 101 in Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties that will be reflected in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The proposed modification includes more defined scope of work and updated budget estimates.

• There will be two additional lanes in each direction from Exit 97 to Exit 101 (8-lane section).

• The remainder of the project will add one additional lane in each direction (6-lane section) as originally anticipated.

• The existing two lanes in each direction will be reconstructed as a part of the project.

• All existing bridges within the corridor will be replaced.

• The latest budget estimate for the project is $530 million.

• SCDOT plans to award the project in late 2018 using a design-build project delivery method.

• The contractor will be given a notice to proceed in early 2019.

A summary of comments will be available to the Commission prior to including the project changes in the STIP.

A copy of this press release and a location map are available for public review and comment until February 15 online at: http://www.scdot.org/PublicInvolvement/statewidePlanning.aspx

To assist those who do not have internet access, a hard copy of this press release and any supporting information are available for public review and comment at, Central Midlands Council of Governments Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry & Richland 236 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, (803) 376-5390.

Comments will be accepted until the close of business on February 15 and should be forwarded to Viola Covington, Public Involvement manager, and SCDOT Office of Planning, 955 Park Street, P.O. Box 191, Columbia, S.C. 29202 or covingtovf@scdot.org.

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