S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Widening Project

The Columbia Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (COATS MPO), in partnership with Lexington County, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, is proposing improvements to the S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Corridor between I-26 and US Hwy 76 (Chapin Road) in Lexington County, South Carolina.

The primary purpose of the S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Corridor Improvement Project is to improve traffic congestion along approximately 2.5 miles of Columbia Avenue. The project will also improve system linkage, provide safety improvements, address roadway deficiencies and consider providing facilities for bicyclist and pedestrians for improved multi-modal forms of transportation.

Please note that the most recent project materials are listed below.  For additional information  please don’t hesitate to contact Jeff McNesby, Lexington County Engineer.  Mr. McNesby is at your service at 803-785-8201 or by email at [email protected] 


Project Updates:

Columbia Avenue Newsletter – April 2016

Columbia Avenue Newsletter – May 2016

May 2016 Newsletter – S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Five Alternatives Maps

Columbia Avenue Newsletter – July 2015

Columbia Avenue Newsletter – October 2014



Public Information Meeting Updates:

S-48 (Columbia Avenue) Corridor Improvement Project – Lexington County

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5-7pm Chapin Town Hall 157 NW Columbia Avenue, Chapin, South Carolina 29036

Public Information Meeting – [PDF 11 Kb]

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Handout – [PDF 569 Kb]

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