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Public information session set on bridge replacement in Cayce over Congaree Creek

Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) – On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the SCDOT will be hold an informal, drop-in style meeting where people can interact with SCDOT project staff about the proposed replacement of the Charleston Highway (US Hwy 21) bridge over Congaree Creek in Cayce. This is the small bridge near the Raceway gas and the I-26 interchange. The meeting will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. at the R. Earl Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology. This is located at 2305 Frink Street in Cayce, SC. Property and business owners that are affected by traffic on Charleston Highway or near the project area are especially encouraged to attend.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposes to replace the bridge’s existing bridge structure and improving the roadway approaches to meet current design criteria. This project is located within the Congaree Creek floodplain and based upon available Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) information, the roadway and bridge provide insufficient elevation to satisfy current design criteria. That’s why it needs to be replaced.

The purpose of this meeting on March 26th is to provide an opportunity for the public to view environmental maps and review the project’s preliminary purpose and need. Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. The meeting will also allow the public to ask questions about the project and provide input about the proposed project. Representatives of SCDOT will be available to answer questions on an individual basis.

If you’d like additional information concerning the project, you may obtain that by contacting the SCDOT Program Manager Tevia Brown at 803-737-3148. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395. Project information, including meeting material, will also be available on the project website http://arcg.is/0eO5CX or by accessing SCDOTs website (http://www.scdot.org, Public Involvement Portal- Current Projects).

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