Secretary H.B. Limehouse Jr. has unveiled a package of highway projects
that could be under contract in six months if the Economic Stimulus
Package for Transportation discussed by Congress last week becomes
possibility exists that Congress my allocate billions of dollars toward
the federal-aid highway program as part of its Economic Stimulus
Package. Secretary Limehouse said that the South Carolina Department of
Transportation (SCDOT) has a plan that gets work started quickly on
important road projects, and stimulates the construction business, which
would provide jobs in the state.
13 projects proposed by Limehouse and SCDOT (see attached list) have
been through the criteria process and have been ranked on the priority
list. The exceptions are projects that are already under construction,
such as the US 17 widening project in Beaufort County. Funding from the
proposed Stimulus Package would provide for the widening of additional
miles of US 17.
The list of projects submitted by SCDOT are located in 26 of the state’s 46 counties.
To download the list of proposed projects in a Word document, go to this link: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/scdotphotos/proposedStimulusProjects.doc
Or, to view a jpg of the list of projects, go to the following two links: