Planning and Transportation

The LCOG’s Planning Department is involved in a wide array of activities, from developing long-range transportation objectives for the region, hazard mitigation, economic development and providing local planning assistance. 

LCOG Planning

The LCOG is designated by the state as both the area-wide planning agency for water pollution reduction and the staff for metropolitan transportation planning and public involvement. In addition, local governments and non-profit organizations regularly enlist the COG to help conduct special studies and to prepare comprehensive or small area plans.

Opportunity for Public Review and Comment
30–Day Public Notice

The Lowcountry Council of governments (LCOG) and the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS) currently have the final draft of the Rural Plan and Work Program (RPWP) available for public review and comment.

The  RPWP identifies the transportation tasks and studies to be performed by staff and local jurisdiction members and reflects federal planning requirements with local priorities. The document is developed every two years and includes a two-year budget. The work program begins in July of a given year and ends the following June.

The document can be found by clicking on the following link Rural Plan and Work Program (RPWP) . It can also be viewed at the Lowcountry Council of Governments, 634 Campground Road, Point South, Yemassee, SC.  Written comments can be emailed to or sent to P.O. Box 98, Yemassee, SC 29945. Written comments will be accepted until April 8th, 2021.

Please contact Stephanie Rossi at (843)-473-3958 or at the email address above if you have any questions.

All written comments received shall, as applicable, be made a part of the LCOG records of public input.