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Roads are in pitiful shape

...trash is left in the road that can puncture tires.A forensic audit is in order for local governments and state transportation departments on both sides of the river.Rick A. Bernardi Sr.North Augusta, S.C.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-17/roads-are-pitiful-shape
Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle

...necessarily there was any consideration of truck tire speed ratings," said Bruce Burrows, a spokesman for the state Transportation Department. Wyoming hasn't seen a spike in tire failures, he said.Burrows also noted that the speed limit doesn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-31/big-rigs-often-go-faster-t
River Watch extension complaints prompt water tests

...Petersburg Road residents expressed concern about the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ordering the state Transportation Department to revise its Erosion, Sedimentation and Pollution Control Plan for the $35.5 million parkway expansion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-11/river-watch-extension-compla
SC fighting trash with phone app

...approach to the state's litter problem.The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, PalmettoPride, the state transportation department, the S.C. Department of Public Safety and the state corrections department are teaming up to reduce areas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-03/sc-fighting-trash-phone-ap
SC interstate proving deadly

...Wednesday when her car ran into some trees beside the road. The victim was Rachel McBryde Kam-Johnson.The state Transportation Department wants to spend $5 million to cut trees in the median along 30 miles of the interstate and put up a cable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-08-29/sc-interstate-proving-deadly
Interstate work continues in Columbia while some areas reopen

COLUMBIA - State transportation department officials are opening a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 20 near Columbia after it was widened to three lanes in each direction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-26/interstate-work-set-columbia
Across South Carolina

...Immunologix of Charleston, CreatiVasc Medical of Greenville and Poly-Med Inc. of Anderson.In other newsTHE STATE TRANSPORTATION Department is considering adding toll lanes on Interstate 526 to help reduce traffic congestion around the Charleston...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-11-06/across-south-carolina
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Across South Carolina

...South Carolina has implemented a new telephone system to provide road condition information to drivers.The state Transportation Department is providing SC511 Travel Information Service free.Coordinator Mike Bowman said the initial system is up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-12-22/across-south-carolina
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Charleston struggles to repair sidewalks

...to pay for injuries when people trip and fall.Charleston Public Service Director Laura Cabiness says the state Transportation Department is responsible for about 70 percent of downtown streets and the sidewalks that go with them.Mark Hunter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-08/charleston-struggles-repair-
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2 killed, SC bridge damaged

...the fire was put out.Fowler says he is working to identify the victims and notify the next of kin.The state Transportation Department says the bridge is closed until it can be repaired. Northbound traffic on I-85 near Gaffney is being rerouted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-22/2-killed-sc-bridge-damaged