(Columbia, SC – September 20, 2016) — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites the public to attend the Alternatives Public Information Meeting to learn more about alternatives being considered for the Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Corridor Project. The meeting will be held:
Date Time Location Address
October 4, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Seven Oaks Elementary School 2800 Ashland Rd. Columbia, SC
Interested parties may attend the meeting anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. A formal presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. Maps showing the Preliminary Alternatives and the results of a two-level screening process will be available for public review and the project team will be available to discuss the project process.
“Public participation is critical to the project’s success,” said Project Manager Brian Klauk. “We encourage commuters to attend and drive the conversation by providing their feedback.”
Parking is available on the south entrance of the school. Additional parking will be available across the street at the Columbia Crossroads Church, 2723 Ashland Road.
Located in the heart of South Carolina, the I-20, I-26 and I-126 intestate corridor is the crossroads of the state economy and serves as the major hub for the Midlands’ commuters, travelers, and commerce. In addition to being a main route in and out of Columbia, I-26 is a thoroughfare for travelers headed to the coast and mountains for recreation, and a major cargo route between Lowcountry ports and Upstate manufacturers. The Carolina Crossroads I-20/26/126 Project is the number one statewide interstate priority for South Carolina. SCDOT is driving toward a 2019 destination when a contractor will take this project to construction.
For those who are not able to attend the meeting in person, an online version of the meeting will be available from October 4 to October 19, 2016 on the project website at www.SCDOTCarolinaCrossroads.com.
The public will have 15 days after the Alternatives Public Information Meeting to submit comments on the proposed alternatives. Comments are due by October 19, 2016. There is a variety of ways to submit comments including via the online meeting. Comments can be emailed to info@CarolinaCrossroadsSCDOT.com, recorded via the Project Hotline number at 1-800-601-8715 or mailed to:
Carolina Crossroads Corridor Project
C/O South Carolina Department of Transportation
Midlands Regional Production Group, Room 418
PO Box 191
Columbia, SC 29202-0191
The meeting location is ADA accessible. Persons in need of a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, large print or Braille material, or other accommodation to participate should contact Ms. Betty Gray at 803-737-1399. For the Hearing Impaired, please call 855-GO-SCDOT for assistance.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
SCDOT will take reasonable steps to ensure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.