The public can follow the progress of SCDOT’s 10-Year
The South Carolina Department of
Transportation (SCDOT) has announced the launch of a website for its 10-Year
Plan to begin the process of bringing back the condition of South Carolina’s highway
system from 30 years of underfunding.
The website will feature project
lists for three of the four major programs that comprise SCDOT’s 10-Year Plan:
Highway Safety – We plan to address the
“worst-of-the worst” roads in terms of highway safety by improving 100 miles
per year with a customized plan to make these roads safer in ten-mile segments.
· Structurally Deficient Bridges – Approximately
half of SCDOT’s 750 structurally deficient bridges will be replaced.
· Interstate Widening – SCDOT plans to begin nearly
a dozen interstate widening projects.
The 4th major program is road
resurfacing. SCDOT intends to use a majority of the new revenue to begin
resurfacing the state’s highways. 80% of the state’s 42,000 miles need
resurfacing or rebuilding. The 10-year goal is to bring half of those roads up
to a “good” rating. Specific projects will be added to the list on the website as
the new revenue accumulates.
Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall notes SCDOT now has the means
to make real progress in repairing the state’s highway system, “For the first
time in 30 years, SCDOT has been provided with an increased and sustainable
revenue stream. The Roads Bill passed by the General Assembly gives the agency
the opportunity to make gradual, but real and significant strides toward
bringing the highway system back from three decades of neglect. We appreciate
what the lawmakers have done for the people of South Carolina,” said Hall.
Plan including project lists can be found at this link: http://www.scdot.org/tenyearplan/