Ex­ist­ing poor road con­di­tions on High­way 707

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Opinion -

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

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