SCDOT meeting Oct. 10 on Hwy. 29/Cherokee Road interchange

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the proposed S-75 (Cherokee Road) interchange improvements and bridge replacement over US 29 in Anderson County.
The meeting will be held Tuesday October 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Palmetto Middle School, located at 803 North Hamilton St. in Williamston.
The meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 12 but was rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss with SCDOT representatives the proposed S-75 (Cherokee Road) interchange improvements and bridge replacement over US 29.
The existing S-75 (Cherokee Road) over US 29 bridge was built in 1957 and is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
The existing bridge has a sub-standard vertical clearance over US 29 of approximately 13 feet.
The proposed project will replace the existing S-75 (Cherokee Road) bridge over US 29, while improving the interchange configuration of US 29 and S-75 (Cherokee Road), and constructing new roundabout intersections at S-96 (Joe Black Road) and Twenty Nine Court.
As part of the improvements, Twenty Nine Court will also be extended to S-75.
Existing traffic will be re-routed during the construction of the bridge over US 29 and during the construction of the intersection improvements.
The detour is approximately 11 miles and will be in place for approximately 12 months.
SCDOT officials note that the detour is the signed detour route but local residents may take their preferred route.
Another purpose of the 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.
Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT website.
The meeting on Tuesday will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing and citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.