Bridge To Be Replaced

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the US-301 Bridge over Little Pee Dee River, located approximately one mile east-northeast of the City of Dillon in the north central portion of Dillon County. The proposed project would involve the replacement of the existing US-301 Bridge over Little Pee Dee River with a new bridge and associated roadway approach improvements. It is anticipated that the new bridge structure would be built on the existing roadway alignment and traffic would be temporarily detoured to existing roadways. The existing US-301 Bridge over Little Pee Dee River was built in 1941 and has a sufficiency rating of 49.1 out of 100, classifying the structure as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. The existing bridge is 510 feet in length and 37.8 feet in width and consists of seventeen 30-foot spans of cast-in-place concrete supported on pre-stressed concrete piles. The width of the
existing roadway approaches, including shoulders, is 48 feet.
The project is needed to replace an existing bridge that has been deemed structurally deficient and functionally obsolete by the SCDOT. The roadway is an important part of the local transportation system and is used as a parallel route to the east of Interstate 95. Existing (2010) traffic volumes for the section of US-301 Road within the project area (between S-40 and S-61) are approximately 5,200 vehicles per day (vpd). Design alternatives and the most appropriate and effective method for improving safety and congestion along the roadway are currently being evaluated.

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