The tall grass along S.C. Department of Transportation-maintained roads will be reportedly cut down by Oct. 2.


Jeff Terry, residents maintenance engineer with SCDOT, said SCDOT’s mowing contractor will clear the high grass throughout the entire county on state-maintained roads.


The Aiken Standard previously reported the grass would be cut by Sept. 22, but according to Terry, there was miscommunication between SCDOT and S.C. Sen. Tom Young, R-Aiken, regarding how long the grass-cutting would take.


Grass was not cut for several weeks because SCDOT and its mowing contractor were in a dispute.


Young contacted SCDOT early last month about the high grass on the roads throughout the county.


Young said he plans to follow up in February with SCDOT to make sure all is well with the mowing contractor and that this issue doesn’t happen again in the county.


If there is an area of high grass obstructing vision for drivers as they enter or exit roads in Aiken County, call SCDOT at 803-641-7665.


High grass to be cut down by Oct. 2