SCDOT to hold meeting on safety improvements to Hwy. 1
West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) – On Tuesday, October 1st, the SCDOT is holding a public meeting to educate and hear from citizens about the forthcoming safety improvements to US Hwy. 1 in Lexington County. The meeting will be a drop-in format and will run from 5- 7 p.m. at Lexington District Two’s Community Education Center at 114 Hook Avenue in West Columbia.
During the meeting, citizens can browse through the displays and have and will have an opportunity to provide written comments. Formal, verbal comments will not be taken during this meeting. Project information, including meeting material, can be seen on the project’s website by simply following this LINK, or by accessing SCDOTs website scdot.org and navigating to Public Involvement Portal, Current Projects.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to review and discuss individually with South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) staff members proposed safety improvements on US Hwy. 1 (Augusta Road) from Wren Road to SC 12, or Jarvis Klapman Boulevard. This section of US Hwy. 1 was selected for improvement through the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The HSIP uses data to identify locations throughout the state with high crash rates. An HSIP project selection requires an engineering study that includes an analysis of the crash data, an assessment of field conditions, and an evaluation of how well crash countermeasures will work versus the amount of funds the DOT invested.
Another purpose of this meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area. Personnel from SCDOT will be available to answer questions and discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.