Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I report a pothole?

- This can depend on the location of the road. Roads within Town limits can be owned and maintained by either Town of Lexington, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Lexington County Public Works, or they can be privately owned. We recommend you use the SCDOT Street finder link to determine and get you to the right entity.
  • SCDOT – 1- 855-467-2368 or visit
  • Lexington County- 803-785-8201 or
  • Town of Lexington - 803-358-7273 or visit
  • City of West Columbia-803-791-1880
2. Why am I seeing Flashing Yellow Left-Turn (FYA) Signals at intersections?

- This is a mandated change from the results of a national study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, it demonstrated these signals:
  • Are safer- prevent crashes
  • More efficient-allows more traffic flow through intersections
  • More consistent- this mandate will be in every state and the function of intersections throughout the US will be cohesive

- 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 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.