Transportation Planning

Santee-Lynches works with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and other transportation stakeholders to conduct transportation planning for the region. This planning is consolidated into a Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which identifies needs and prioritized projects by category across the four-county region.

On an ongoing basis, Santee-Lynches provides transportation planning and technical assistance services to the units of local government in the region.

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Santee-Lynches Seeks Public Comment on the approval of the FY 2021-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is accepting public comments on the approval of the new Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2021-2027. The comment period will last for twenty-one (21) days. This new document maintains previously funded Guideshare projects on Black River Road in Kershaw County and the US-15 truck route in Bishopville. This new document also proposes programming of $100,000 each for SCDOT to conduct feasibility reports on a total of eight (8) new projects; including 2 new road improvement projects, 3 new intersection improvement projects, 2 bicycle, and pedestrian projects, and one corridor study along US-15 between Sumter and Lee County.

FY 2021-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, Santee-Lynches is currently operating on a limited office schedule. As such, if you would like to read a physical copy of the plan, please make the request for a day and time to the contact below.

Comments on the proposed project may be submitted via email to, via mail to the attention of “Transportation Planning” at 2525 Corporate Way, Suite 200, Sumter, SC 29154, via Survey Link, or hand-delivered to the same address listed above.

The public comment period begins on June 2, 2020, and will conclude on June 27, 2020. Comments received or postmarked by June 23, 2020, will be accepted.

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