S-250 (Hester Store Rd) over Machine Creek Bridge Replacement

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Welcome to the S-250 Bridge Replacement over Machine Creek Online Public Information Meeting!

The purpose of this public information meeting is to:

  • provide an opportunity for you to review the project
  • gather input on the project

All meeting materials that would be available in-person are available here, including a project handout, comment card, and proposed design displays for viewing and/or download.

IN-PERSON: Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 5p.m.-7 p.m. | Dacusville Community Center | 2671 Earls Bridge Rd. Easley, SC 29640.

Documents available for download:

We want to hear from you!

You may provide your comments in multiple ways:

  1. Mail comments:
    • Download a comment card and mail comments to:
    • Trey Brown, P.E.
    • SCDOT
    • 955 Park Street
    • P.O. Box 191
    • Columbia, SC 29201-3959
  2. Provide comments online:
  3. Email your comments to the following email address: BrownWT@scdot.org

Please submit your comments by March 15, 2024, for inclusion in the project record. All written comments received within the comment period will be evaluated, responded to, and included in the public record. All information provided will be published and is subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. (FOIA).

About the Project

SCDOT proposes to replace the S-250 (Hester Store Road) bridge over Machine Creek in Pickens County, SC. The proposed bridge will consist of two twelve-foot travel lanes in each direction. It is anticipated that the bridge will be constructed on existing alignment. To address immediate traffic concerns with the existing bridge closure, SCDOT intends to demolish the existing bridge and install a temporary bridge. This allows time for the permanent replacement design to be completed while providing immediate relief to the traveling public. Once construction for the permanent bridge is approved, the temporary bridge would be replaced with a new two-lane bridge. While the permanent bridge is being constructed, a temporary detour route will re-established.

Purpose and Need

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bridge to meet current design and safety standards.

Due to deterioration and poor conditions, the current bridge is closed to all traffic and needs to be replaced.

Detour

The detour route recommended is to utilize Jim Hunt Road (S-39-305), Farrs Bridge Road (SC-183), and Old Dacusville Road (L-437). This detour route results in approximately 2.4 miles of additional mileage for the detoured motorists. Local citizens may take their preferred route of open roads. Please refer to the map to see the signed detour route.

Anticipated Schedule
Preliminary Engineering: Underway
Public Outreach: Spring 2024
Right of Way Aquisition: Summer 2024
Demolition and Temporary Bridge Installed: Summer 2024
Temporary Bridge Removed and Construction Begins: Late 2024
Construction Duration: Estimated at 24 months