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Local Public Agency Administration

A Local Public Agency (LPA) is a county, municipal corporation, state or local authority, board, commission, agency, department or political subdivision created under the authority of the state. In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, 23CFR 1.11 and 635.105, SCDOT may delegate the management of certain Federal - aid projects to a (LPA).


NOTICE TO ALL LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES

The South Carolina Department of Transportation's Appraisal Manual has been updated. These updates will become effective for any new projects approved for local administration and LPA agreements executed after January 2, 2018.

The updated Appraisal Manual can be viewed or downloaded below:

Appraisal Manual

For questions or additional information, please contact me or the Assistant Director of Rights of Way for Operations, Chris Johnston at 803-737-4441 or Chief Appraiser, Robbie Giddens at (803) 737-1537.

NOTICE TO ALL LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES

Chapter 6 and Chapter 8 of the South Carolina Department of Transportation's Acquisition Manual has been updated. These updates will become effective for any new projects approved for local administration and LPA agreements executed after December 1, 2017.

The complete Acquisition Manual can be viewed or downloaded below:

Acquisition Manual

For questions or additional information, please contact me or the Assistant Director of Rights of Way for Acquisitions, Hugh Hadsock at 803-737-1406.


Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

FHWA has launched a new and innovative transportation resource called Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies. This resource puts key information about Federal-aid requirements on a single public Web site. Local public agency staffers now have a centralized hub for guidance, policies, procedures, and best practices for administering Federal-aid projects. The Web site's main feature is a library of videos covering key aspects of the project development and delivery process.

Attention:

Are you aware that Federal law requires the installation of curb ramps or other modifications when a highway project alters a roadway? To learn more visit the new information module and short video (4:45) entitled "Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements for Resurfacing Projects." This new video discusses the types of resurfacing modifications under which the law applies and will be of interest to any Agency that provides routes in the public right-of-way. For more information on Federal-aid and to learn about the essentials, visit the video library.