SCDOT held a location and design public hearing from 5 to 7 p.m. at Polo Road Elementary School on Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
The purpose of the hearing was to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually, with representatives of SCDOT, plans for widening 6.7 miles of I-20 to six lanes and replacing the existing pavement within the corridor. The majority of the widening will occur in the median utilizing concrete pavement. The meeting also gathered information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.
The hearing involved displays for viewing and included SCDOT project team members discussing the project with interested citizens on an individual basis. SCDOT also made a formal presentation about the project purpose and need, schedule, and potential impacts to the natural and human environments. Immediately following the presentation, citizens had the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the proposed project.
For those unable to attend the hearing, they are encouraged to comment using the public comment form during the public comment period, which ended on September 8.
Materials available at the I-20 Widening Project Public Hearing:
Handout - [674kb - PDF]
Public Comment Form - [254kb - PDF]
Proposed Widening - Display [12.95mb - PDF]
Traffic Control Typicals - Diagram [109kb - PDF]
Typical Section with Barrier - Diagram [193kb - PDF]
Typical Section with Earth Median - Diagram [203kb - PDF]
Highway Noise Abatement - Flyer [802kb - PDF]
Public Hearing Web Announcement:
SCDOT has planned a public hearing on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Polo Road Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, located at 1250 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223.
The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually, with representatives of SCDOT, plans for the proposed widening of I-20 between I-77 to just east of Spears Creek Church Road, Exit 82. Another purpose of the meeting will be to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.
From 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., the hearing format will be informal. Large aerial displays of the entire project will be available for viewing, and project team members from SCDOT will be present to discuss the project with interested citizens on an individual basis.
At 6:00 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation in the Multi-Purpose Room about the project purpose and need, schedule, and potential impacts to the natural and human environments. Immediately following the presentation, citizens will have the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the proposed project. Anyone who wishes to verbally comment must sign up between 5:00 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. when entering the public hearing. Each comment will be limited to two minutes and may not be transferred. The informal portion of the public hearing will continue during this time.
Related maps and/or drawings, environmental assessment, and other pertinent data are available for public review at least 15 days prior to the public hearing at the SCDOT's Central Office at 955 Park Street in Columbia and at SCDOT's District One Office at 1400 Shop Road in Columbia.