Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Haulers Needed

For: ABC Construction

What: 5 Full Loads

Destination: Florence, SC

When: Now

Before: Friday, March 25 @ 12:00pm Noon

Contact: Jane Doe @ 800-555-1212

Hauler Found

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Delays Expected at Socastee Drawbridge - Motorists Advised to Use Alternate Routes

The Socastee drawbridge (S-26-616 / Dick Pond Road) has experienced a part failure with a portion of its locking mechanism. The bridge is safe for both motorists and boats, but manually unlocking and opening the bridge to maritime traffic takes almost twice as long as normal operations. For this reason, and in coordination with the US Coast Guard, the Socastee Bridge will provide hourly openings to maritime traffic beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Nov. 4. No other openings are planned for today.

From Nov. 4-9, SCDOT will open the bridge to maritime traffic on the hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Because this manual opening procedure will close the roadway (S-26-616 / Dick Pond Road) to motorist each hour, travelers are encouraged to seek alternate routes, like SC 544. Repairs are actively underway to fabricate the needed part and to reopen the bridge prior to Nov. 9.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bridge Closure in Chesterfield County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Forces closed the bridge over Branch of Thompson Creek on Rudolph Sikes Road (S-13-136) due to structural deterioration.

The bridge closure was not due to recent weather events. Structural issues were found during a routine inspection. The date of completion is not known at this time.

Traffic will be detoured along Hornesboro Road (S-13-30), SC 9, SC Route 109 and Hough Road (S-13-56).

For more information, the public may contact the Chesterfield Maintenance Office at (843) 623-2543.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Update: Temporary Lane Closures on I-77 in Richland County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) planned to close the right lane of I-77 South tonight at mile marker 16.5-15.5 to install cctv poles. Due to weather conditions, the work will be postponed until Friday, Oct. 30th. The closure will be from 9:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning.

SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.​

Friday, October 23, 2015

Temporary Lane Closures on I-77 in Richland County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be closing the right lane of I-77 and Blythewood Road to install camera poles. The lane closures will be as follows:

Oct. 26, 2015 Blythewood Road at I-77 South from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Oct. 27, 2015 at MM 16.5-15.5  I-77 South from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Oct. 28, 2015 at MM 19.5-18.5  I-77 South from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.​ 

Monday, October 19, 2015

New SCDOT Call Center Hours 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Starting Today, Oct. 19

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Customer Service Center hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice.
To ask a question about a state road or report an issue, the public can reach the Customer Service Center at 855-GO-SCDOT (855-467-2368).
Information about state road closings and openings is also available on the SCDOT storm resources page,, which can be accessed via SCDOT's home page,
The storm resources page also includes debris cleanup information; links to various maps and to SCDOT's free 511 traveler system; and links to SCDOT social media sites.

Friday, October 16, 2015

SCDOT Maps Out Plan for Repairing the Highway System in South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Acting Secretary Christy A. Hall has unveiled a plan to repair the highways and bridges in South Carolina. The list of repairs needed is broken down by county.  Each of those roads and bridges are identified by location, a description of the problem and the anticipated date for the facility to be reopened.
Secretary Hall describes the plan as “aggressive.” “This is our road map to restore the state’s highway system and reestablish mobility across South Carolina,” said Hall. However, she noted that all repair projects can be impacted by weather conditions. 
She further noted that SCDOT has already achieved a 58% reduction in road closures following the historic and unprecedented rain event in South Carolina. “The work done by the SCDOT staff has exceeded expectations. The dedication of the employees who have been working 12-hour shifts, seven days per week and sometimes at night since the first weekend in October is unsurpassed. Our employees continue to work at that pace, knowing that the job is not yet done,” said Hall. She pointed to Richland County where the goal is to get 75% of the roads and bridges there back in service by Thanksgiving.           
The Midlands region suffered some of the most widespread and severe damage in the state.
Richland, Sumter and Lexington Counties were particularly hard-hit. At the peak of the flooding, Richland County recorded over 130 closures.  On Friday, October 16, that figure stands below 95 closures. Sumter County reported 70 closures after the flooding. That number has been reduced to less than 25. Lexington County totaled 52 closures at the height of the flooding. Currently less than a dozen remain.
SCDOT has a total of 45 crews working in Richland County.  Another 17 crews are working in Lexington County and 13 more are repairing roads and bridges in Sumter County. A number of these crews were brought in from counties less affected by the flooding.
The Road Repair Plan can be found on the SCDOT website at as part of the “Historic Rain Event” information. The Plan can also be found at this link:
SCDOT reminds the public that the Customer Center Service continues to be staffed 24 hours per day. The toll for number for information is 855-GO-SCDOT 855-467-2368) or