Public hearing on bridge replacement to be held in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on the replacement of a bridge on Cosgrove Avenue that carries traffic over rail lines.  The bridge in question is about two-tenths of a mile south of the intersection of Rivers and Cosgrove avenues.

The hearing will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., in the Mary Ford Elementary School cafeteria located at 3180 Thomasina McPherson Boulevard in North Charleston.  The first hour of the meeting will be informal and interested parties will be able to speak with project planners.  All details of the proposed new bridge will be on hand as well.

At 5:30 p.m., SCDOT will make a brief, formal presentation about the project's purpose and need, schedule, and potential impacts to the environment.  Immediately following the presentation, citizens will have the option to make formal, verbal comments regarding the proposed project.  Anyone who wishes to verbally comment must sign up between 4:30 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. when entering the public hearing.

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