Transportation Frequently Asked Questions
- SCDOT – 1- 855-467-2368 or visithttps://www.scdot.org/business/maintenance.aspx
- Lexington County- 803-785-8201 or visitlex-co.sc.gov
- Town of Lexington - 803-358-7273 or visit lexsc.com
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- The gradual installation of FYA signals started in 2013 in South Carolina.
- There is also an informational video link to learn more about flashing yellow arrows.
3. How do I report a streetlight in the Town of Lexington?
- If the light is located in the Town’s jurisdiction, you can call the Town of Lexington Transportation office at 803-358-7273 or contact Dominion Energy directly at 1-800-251-7234. If it is not located in the Town’s jurisdiction, you must contact your energy provider, which is usually Dominion Energy or Mid-Carolina Electric.
4. How do I report an issue/concern with traffic signals?
- This can depend on who owns/ maintains the signal. If it is owned and maintained by the Town of Lexington, you can submit it through the website www.lexsc.com or call 803-358-7273.
5. What are the handicap parking requirements for businesses?
The State of South Carolina follows the ADA Compliance standards that designate for any off-street parking lot, one handicapped parking space is needed for every 25 parking spots. The ADA standards do not address on-street parking, often, these spaces cannot meet the size requirements and require crossing of traffic lanes. The link to the ADA code and full details can be found here.
6. What are the cameras I see on the signals? Are they to catch speeding? Are they tracking my personal information?
The cameras mounted on the signals are not a surveillance system. They do not have “night vision”. They are used for detecting and monitoring traffic flow for the Adaptive program. It is the system's way of “seeing” the cars to adapt accordingly and ensure the proper cycle is served to vehicles in the queue. They are not taking any still photos to catch speeders. State law prohibits using the data for such violations and it erases after 72 hours.