Highway 78 Improvement Projects

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The purpose of the project is to improve safety conditions, increase traffic capacity, and improve traffic flow.

PHASE 2

Total Length – 8.2 miles

Phase 2-A (Under Construction)

Phase 2-A Road Closures

From approximately 0.8 miles west of US-178 to approximately 0.5 miles west of SC-27 North, resurface and provide 4-foot paved and 6-foot grass shoulders (Approximately 3.1 miles).

From approximately 0.5 miles west of SC-27 North to approximately 0.25 miles west of SC-173, widen from 2 to 5 lanes, and provide 4-foot paved and 6-foot grass shoulders (Approximately 2.2 miles).

Phase 2-B

From approximately 0.25 miles west of SC-173 to approximately 0.7 miles east of  S-18-630 (Campbell Thicket Road) construct a 3-lane section with 4-foot paved and 6-foot grass shoulders (Approximately 1.6 miles).

From approximately 0.7 miles east of S-18-630 (Campbell Thicket Road) to approximately 0.8 miles east of S-18-630 (Campbell Thicket Road) resurface and provide 4-foot paved and 6-foot grass shoulders. (Approximately 0.1 miles)

Realign intersection with US 178, providing left and right turn lanes for both roads. 

Estimate

Preliminary Engineering- $1.2 Million
Right of Way Acquisitions- $3 Million
Construction Cost Estimate- $22.29 Million
Total = $26.49 Million

Funding Sources

Dorchester County Transportation Authority- $582,000
Rural Guideshare Funds- $12,658,000
USDOT TIGER Grant 2017 Funds- $12,658,000
Total = $26.49 Million