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 following the NEPA process and once right-of-way plans are completed, which is expected to occur in the 3rd quarter of 2021.
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.
Please contact SCDOT Regional Right of Way Administrator for specific right-of-way questions:
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.