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Community input meetings are held during the course of project planning and implementation. This is an iterative process, whereby the plans and objectives are fine tuned to provide for each community base.
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Funding comes from many sources. Two of the major funding sources are the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
Each county project has a project manager who is on site regularly during construction and is the point of contact for any issue during construction. You can determine the project manager by calling the Public Works and Construction Services main number: (843) 545-3438.
Stormwater and roads project priorities are evaluated and ranked based on separate, established industry metrics. Projects advance on the priority list as other projects are completed.
First, a project has to be funded in order for it to be implemented. Each project has different design and permitting requirements; however, it takes at least 1 year to survey, design, and permit. Additional time is necessary to obtain any required easements. Construction time periods vary, but typically range from 6 months to 2 years. As a general guideline, it typically takes 3 years for a project cycle (design through construction) to be complete.