The 10-year program to rebuild South Carolina’s infrastructure
will focus on the following areas:
Rural Road Safety Program
South Carolina has the highest rural road fatality rate in the nation. As such, the new program uses targeted data to identify and implement needed safety features on 1,000 miles of the state’s deadliest roads.
Interstate Widening Program
Using a “Fix it First” approach, SCDOT is currently working to improve 140 miles of existing interstate highways. As the revenue grows, the agency will be able to address additional miles.
The department aims to double the resurfacing program. SCDOT aims to improve poor pavement conditions and eradicate countless potholes on interstates as well as the major routes that connect our cities, towns, and secondary roads.
“Our roads fell into neglect over a 30-year period. We believe the 10-year plan can make great strides in rebuilding our system. The new funding will trickle into the Maintenance Trust Fund at first. But as funding increases in small increments over the next six years, South Carolinians and our visitors can expect to see more road and ridge construction all over the state with each passing year,” said Hall.
Stay up to date with projects around the state by viewing DOT’s interactive maps on their website HERE.