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Highway workers spruce up SC roads

March 15, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – Several roads in the Pee Dee were spruced up by the South Carolina Department of Transportation on Thursday.

The SCDOT held its agencywide highway litter cleanup event called the “Spring Spruce Up.” Hundreds of employees—from engineers and attorneys to administrative staff and leadership—volunteered to pick up litter alongside roads across the Palmetto State.

““SCDOT recognizes the negative impact of litter,” South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said in a media advisory about the event. “Not only is it an eyesore, but it can discourage economic development and hurt our state’s economy. The best solution is not to litter in the first place, and all South Carolinians share in that responsibility. By participating in the Spring Spruce Up event, SCDOT employees are doing their part to combat the litter problem in South Carolina.”

In the Pee Dee, roads where SCDOT employees picked up litter included S.C. 327 and U.S. 76 in Florence County, US 401, the U.S. 52 bypass of Darlington, and SC 340 in Darlington County, S.C. 9 East and S.C. 57 South in Dillon County, S.C. 9 toward Wallace, U.S. 15-401 in McColl and Society Hill in Marlboro, U.S. 76 to S.C. 576, S.C. 576 to U.S. 501 and U.S. 501 to S.C. 41 in Marion County, and Kingstree’s Greenlee Street in Williamsburg County.

The SCDOT divides its operations into districts. The Pee Dee region is in the SCDOT Region 5.