Bishopville Truck Route

View the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Comment by May 9, 2022

Comment on the DEIS & Preferred Alternative

Purpose & Need

The project purpose is based on the following needs:

first need

Address the existing and projected truck movement through downtown Bishopville to improve mobility for vehicle and truck traffic in the area.

second need

Augment regional economic development initiatives in Lee County, which has experienced a decline in population and employment

Project Update

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) invites you to a public hearing for the Bishopville Truck Route Project on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Lee Central High School, located at 1800 Wisacky Highway in Bishopville, South Carolina 29010.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for citizens to review and discuss the proposed Bishopville Truck Route Project and the recommended preferred alternative identified in the Bishopville Truck Route Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) with representatives from SCDOT. The DEIS will be available for review and hearing attendees are encouraged to ask questions and provide comments about the project. Comments on the DEIS will be accepted until May 9, 2022.

From 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., the hearing format will be informal. At 6:00 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief presentation about the project. Immediately following the presentation, citizens will have the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the project. Anyone who wishes to verbally comment must sign up between 5:00 p.m. and 5:55 p.m.

The DEIS will document:

  • the project's purpose and need
  • the range of alternatives considered
  • area's existing conditions
  • potential effects of the project
  • proposed mitigation
  • a preferred alternative

For more information, please contact Jacob Meetze, PE, SCDOT Project Manager, at (803) 737-1037 or by email at Persons unable to attend are encouraged to visit the website and provide comments. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Ms. Betty Gray at (803) 737-1395 or by email at