DOT to Discuss Interchange Improvements in Sumter County

5:43 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX)--The County of Sumter has scheduled a public information meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, concerning the proposed interchange improvements at US 378 and Lafayette Drive.

The meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at North Hope Center, 904 N. Main St., Sumter.

The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing.  Written comments will be collected during the meeting.

A brief presentation regarding the proposed project will be conducted at 6 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and solicit feedback from area residents concerning the proposed interchange improvements at US 378 and Lafayette Drive.  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. 

This project is part of Sumter County's Capital Projects Sales Tax referendum, which was passed in November 2008. 

The purpose of this project is to address safety, design, and congestion issues for drivers entering and exiting US 378 at Lafayette Drive.  Representatives from the Sumter City-County Planning Commission and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be available to answer questions. 

For more information, the public may contact Sumter City-County Planning Director George McGregor at (803) 774-1606  Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Lis Bleasdale at (803) 737-1395.

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