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:
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.
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, along with updates, can be viewed or downloaded at:
For questions or additional information, please contact me or the Assistant Director of Rights of Way for Acquisitions, Hugh Hadsock at 803-737-1406.
In accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations 23CFR1.11 and 23CFR635.105 the South Carolina Department of Transportation may delegate administration and management of certain Federal-Aid projects to a Local Public Agency (LPA). However, this delegation does not relieve SCDOT of its responsibility of administering those funds. LPA Administration is responsible for verifying that all federal requirements have been met in the LPA process.
Local Public Agency Administration Procedures (07/14) (PDF 59.7 Kb)
LPA Change Order Request Form (PDF 652 Kb)
LPA Project Checklist (05/01/10) (PDF 655 Kb)
LPA Qualification Evaluation Form (06/12) (PDF 119 Kb)
LPA Project Planning Report (08/10) (PDF 89.5 Kb)
LPA Consultant Concurrence Request Form (12/11/08) (PDF 121 Kb)
PS&E Package Approval Request Form (02/10/09) (PDF 68.3 Kb)
LPA Construction Award Concurrence Request Form (12/12/08) (PDF 104 Kb)
LPA Project Evaluation Review Form (11/19/08) (PDF 83.2 Kb)
LPA Minimum Sample Requirement (PDF 15.9 Kb)
LPA DBE Goal Calculation (XLSX 26 Kb) Updated 04/12/2017
LPA Construction Contract Form (PDF 651 Kb)
FHWA's Bid Evaluation Guidelines (PDF 58 Kb)
LPAA Office PS&E Checklist (PDF 89.5 Kb)
Project Milestone Checklist (PDF 89 Kb)
LPA Project Completion and Acceptance Form (PDF 585 Kb)
LPAA Final Closeout Requirements (PDF 206 Kb)
LPA Monthly Status Report (PDF 28 Kb)
Construction Form Index
LPA External Equal Opportunity & On-the-Job Training
DBE Quarterly Report
Transportation Alternative Program (Formerly Trans. Enhance. Program)
RCE LPA Checklist (PDF 89 Kb)
Environmental Services Tool Shed ** New Environmental Services Tool Shed **
SCDOT Right of Way Manuals ** Updated Acquisition Manual - Updated 12/2017 **
** Updated Appraisal Manual - Updated 12/2017 **
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 at www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials. 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.
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.