The project is in the design phase and right-of-way acquisition needs have not been finalized. Proposed-right-of-way lines shown on the project display are not final. Right-of-way acquisitions are proposed, 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 following the NEPA process and once right-of-way plans are completed, which is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.
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 the Highways and You brochure.
Relocation Study from the Environmental Assessment (EA)
*The Relocation Study PDF can also be found in the EA appendices
[For additional information, please watch the video about SCDOT's right-of-way acquisition process and the rights of property owners that may be affected by a project.]