Public workshops for transportation plan set


Santee-Lynches Regional Council of Governments is developing the area's next Long Range Transportation Plan, which is used to identify and prioritize transportation investments in all or parts of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties.

As the region and its population changes, transportation facilities must evolve to meet changing needs. According to a news release from Santee-Lynches, the plan Forward 2045 will serve as the blueprint for future projects in the region and will improve safety and performance of the transportation system, ensure that the transportation system supports a good quality of life and strong educational, industrial, commercial and recreational development and expand transportation options for all residents.

Residents can participate in the planning process by participating in public workshops:

- Clarendon County - Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., County Council Chambers, 411 Sunset Drive, Manning;

- Lee County - Thursday, June 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m., City-County Building, 120 Main St., Bishopville;

- Kershaw County - Tuesday, June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., County Council Chambers, 515 Walnut St., Camden;

- Sumter County (Pinewood area) - Thursday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pinewood Community Center, 140 Epperson Lane, Pinewood; and

- Sumter County (Mayesville area) - Thursday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mary McLeod Bethune Community Center, 35 N. Main St., Mayesville.

A web survey and mapping tool has been created for residents to record their opinions about transportation. Visit

Additional information on the process, data and results will be posted regularly at