January 16, 2007
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.---We're a step closer to the new interstate promised through North Augusta.
The South Carolina DOT held public meeting this evening about the Palmetto Parkway. It will link I-520 back to I-20 on the South Carolina side of the river.
The DOT and contractors were at the community center in North Augusta to answer questions from 4 to 6 o'clock. They talked about the possible schedule for work, showed some designs, and discussed job opportunities.
"Oh, I'm definitely ready," said Carolyn Rowley, who lives near the project. "I've been living there for 25 years and known for 25 years that the interstate was coming through, so I know the interstate is coming through."
The government already has most of the property to build the roadway.
The state has approved more money for the Palmetto Parkway and may have it complete as early as 2008 or 2009.