Right-of-way acquisitions are currently preliminary, and impacts are estimated at this time. Impacts will be discussed with each property owner individually. Affected property owners will also be contacted by a SCDOT representative regarding the acquisition and compensation process once the environmental studies required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are complete.
Community impacts such as right-of-way acquisition and property owner relocations are considered as a part of the NEPA process. While minimal right-of-way acquisition is a goal, some right-of-way will need to be acquired by SCDOT to facilitate the project. All right-of-way will be acquired in conformance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, or the Uniform Act. SCDOT policies and procedures are outlined in https://www.scdot.org/business/pdf/rightofway/HighwaysandYou.pdf.
For additional information, please watch the following video about SCDOT’s right-of-way acquisition process and the rights of property owners that may be affected by a project.