department of public works
SCDOT Street Resurfacing Project, August 2012
Project Update: SCDOT has started resurfacing, and if the weather cooperates, resurfacing should be completed by September 19. Once resurfacing is complete, SCDOT will have to fix the sensors for all the traffic lights and install final pavement markings (usually 2-3 weeks after resurfacing).
The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Augusta Street resurfacing
project is currently underway. The project limits are from Mauldin Road/Potomac
Avenue to Augusta Drive. The scope of the project includes milling
the existing roadway and resurfacing with new asphalt, updating all ADA ramps at
each intersection and some full depth patching (digging down six to 12 inches to
repair compromised underground areas). The ADA ramps have been completed on the
north/east side (heading into town on the right), and they have completed about
75% of the full depth patching. Before they can begin milling up the old surface,
they need to finish the ramps on the east/south side (heading out of town on the
right). So far, they have completed about 2/3 of this work, and, weather permitting,
hope to be finished with the ramps by the end of this week. If full depth patching
can be completed this week as well, then milling (about a week’s worth of work)
and resurfacing (another week’s worth of work) will begin the week after Labor Day.
To avoid the heavy traffic volume during the daytime, SCDOT has decided to do the
milling and resurfacing at night. They will begin to close lanes between 7:00 and
8:00 p.m. and work during the overnight hours. They have indicated that some of
the concrete work on the ADA ramps may be conducted during the day, but that it
will require closure of only one lane of traffic.
This information will be updated as we receive progress reports from SCDOT.