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Hearing Tonight on I-85/385 Interchange Project

Public meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Greenville

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled a public hearing in Greenville County tonight (Thursday, Nov. 15), concerning the preliminary plans for the proposed I-85/I-385 interchange improvement project.

The hearing will be between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Beck Academy, 901 Woodruff Road, Greenville.

The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity to review and discuss individually with representatives from SCDOT the preliminary plans for the proposed I-85/I-385 improvement project. The project includes the re-configuration and improvement of the existing I-85/I-385 interchange.

Another purpose of the meeting is to gather information from the public or any interested organization on historic or cultural resources in the area.From 5 p.m. until 6 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 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation about the project purpose and need, schedule, and potential natural and human impacts to the community. 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 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 SCDOT's District 3 Office at 252 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville.  

Project information, including meeting materials and comment forms will also be available on the SCDOT website www.scdot.org. Click on “Public Hearings” under “Quicklinks.” Additional information concerning the project may be obtained by contacting Tommy Elrod, SCDOT Program Manager, at (864) 241-1010 in Greenville, or at elrodjt@scdot.org.

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