Public Meeting Tuesday, May 23, in Chapin Concerning Proposed Widening of section of I-26

Chapin, SC - The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public information meeting for the proposed widening of Interstate 26 in the Midlands area of the state. The proposed interstate widening would be for approximately 16 miles and would extend from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4 miles west of the US 176 (Exit 101) interchange in Lexington, Richland, and Newberry counties.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chapin High School, 300 Columbia Ave., Chapin. The meeting will have a drop in format with displays for viewing, informational handouts and comment forms. Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms, will also be available on the SCDOT website http://www.dot.state.sc.us/inside/i26_wide_85-101/i26_85-101.aspx.

Proposed road improvements would include increasing interstate capacity, improving interchanges and exit ramps, and replacing overpass bridges. The purpose for this highway widening effort is to increase vehicle capacity, improve safety and upgrade to current design standards.

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