The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)
has taken another step to make the agency transparent and accountable, while at
the same time providing a user-friendly and convenient way for the public to
view the progress of highway and bridge projects.
SCDOT has added a “Project Viewer” to the agency’s
website (www.scdot.org) that allows anyone
to “point and click” on an interactive road map of South Carolina. The user can
choose between a list of project types (resurfacing, widening, bridge
replacements, etc.) all across South Carolina, or a list of projects within a
certain area of the state.
When clicking on an individual project, the user will see
a short summary of the exact location of the project, a schedule for the
anticipated beginning and completion and the estimated cost. In addition the
user will be provided with the name and contact information for the project
manager should anyone have questions about a given project. The information on
the Viewer is updated in real-time as the project moves forward.
Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said the agency
is pleases to provide this information to the public in one easy-to-use
location. “This capability allows anyone who is interested in SCDOT road and
bridge projects to easily be able to find important project information on this
one interactive map. This initiative is
another example of the agency increasing its transparency and providing useful
and timely information,” said Hall.