View Amendment Current Amendment: 63 to Bill 3720 Rep. COBB-HUNTER proposes the following Amendment No. 63 to H.3720 as introduced by Ways & Means

EXPLANATION: I-26 sound barriers

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 486, paragraph 117.112, lines 13 - 27, by striking the proviso in its entirety and inserting:
/      117.112.      (GP: Charleston, & Dorchester, and Orangeburg County Sound Barriers) From the funds authorized to the Department of Transportation, the department shall take the appropriate measures to allow the counties of Charleston, and Dorchester, and Orangeburg to construct sound barriers in the department's easements along Interstate 26 within the borders of Charleston County, and along Dorchester Road within Dorchester County, and along Interstate 26 between US 301 and Homestead Road within Orangeburg county, provided, no funds appropriated or authorized in Part IA to the Department of Transportation, any other section of this act, any Federal Funds, unless otherwise agreed to by the local Metropolitan Planning Organization or Council or Governments for use of a portion of their annual federal allocation, or any Other Funds, shall be used in the construction of the sound barriers, and only local dollars shall be used in the construction of sound barriers. The sound barriers must meet the state and federal noise abatement guidelines and must be constructed to meet any and all state and federal regulations. Consistent with the requirements of Section 57-25-190 (E) of the 1976 Code, or regulations adopted pursuant thereto, including construction by a local government in a state right of way, the owner of a legally erected and maintained billboard shall have the option to relocate such billboard sign to another location as close as practicable to the sign being relocated or adjust the height or angle of the billboard sign to a height or angle that restores the visibility of the billboard sign to the same or comparable visibility as before construction of a sound barrier. Costs for re-location or alteration of a billboard due to sound barrier installation by a local government in a state right of way shall be paid by the local government. The provisions of Section 39-14-10 et seq. of the 1976 Code will apply regarding any compensation to be paid by local governments for billboard signs which cannot be relocated or altered./

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