Road Construction Project

I-26 Widening from Mile Marker 85 to Mile Marker 101


The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) propose widening Highway I-26 from approximately 1.6 miles west of the SC 202 (Exit 85) interchange to approximately 0.4 miles west of the US 176 (Exit 101) interchange.

Project Area Map

I-26 Widening Project Map


The purpose for this highway widening effort is to:

  • Increase vehicle capacity
  • Improve safety
  • Upgrade to current design standards


Road improvements would include:

  • Add an additional lane in each direction
  • Improve interchanges
  • Improve exit ramps
  • Replace and/or rehabilitate overpass bridges

Provide Input

The project team welcomes your input! Information gathered from various studies, along with your input at community meetings, will be used to guide the selection of the ideal design (also known as preferred alternative). Different configurations and possibly different locations for the proposed interchange and road improvements will be considered. The preferred alternative will be presented at a future public hearing, at which time you will have an opportunity to offer additional input. If you have suggestions, ideas, or concerns about the project, please do not hesitate to provide your input in one of the following ways:

Attend a Community Meeting

  • March 13, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Chapin High School Gym, 300 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036
  • May 23, 2017, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Chapin High School Cafeteria (through Gate 1), 300 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036
  • October 11, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Chapin High School Cafeteria (through Gate 1), 300 Columbia Ave., Chapin, SC 29036
  • October 13, 2016, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Chapin Middle School Cafeteria (through Gate 1), 11661 Broad River Road Chapin, SC 29036
  • Upcoming community meetings and public hearing information will be posted here

Share Your Ideas on a Map

Our interactive mapping tool allows you to add location-specific ideas and concerns to our map to let us know what is important to you and what we should consider. Any personal information you provide will not be displayed on the map, but your comments will be publicly visible for others to read. This allows everyone to see where there are similar ideas or concerns. Additional opportunities for public input will be available as the project progresses.

Contact Us

  • Provide a Comment
  • Contact SCDOT Program Manager Michael Hood at 803-737-3485. Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations should contact Betty Gray at 803-737-1395.
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Project Schedule

Fall 2016

Environmental Studies & Preliminary Design

Public Information Meetings - Round 1

Winter 2016

Develop Alternatives

Spring 2017

Public Information Meetings - Round 2

Fall 2017

Complete Environmental Assessment

Winter 2017

Select Preferred Alternatives


Advertise for Design-Build Construction

Public Hearing


Construction Begins