Existing poor road conditions on Highway 707
I am responding to the Letter to the Editor in Sunday, Jan. 6 Sun News "Quality of Road Projects is a Problem." I agree with the total lack of care and neglect taken on the road condition during the Highway 707 widening project. I had to have extensive front-end work done to my truck at a cost of $696.63 as a result of the beating it took since 2014 due to the unattended potholes, recessed manhole covers, uneven surfaces, and the rugged entrances to businesses and housing developments, all of which still exist on the south end of Highway 707.
I sent a claim to the SCDOT, which forwarded it to the prime contractor, who forwarded it to the various insurance companies they've had since 2014. All declined my claim due to the age of my truck. I didn't expect total reimbursement for the expense, but I did think that one of the four insurance companies would have assumed some responsibility and helped out with a partial reimbursement. Good luck to anyone trying to get assistance for repairing their vehicle from the poor road condition during construction on Highway 707.
– Bruce Smith, Murrells Inlet