SCDOT awards 100 road projects valued at $39 million

Updated Aug 8, 2017

South Carolina WelcomeWasting no time in taking advantage of its new transportation funding, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has awarded 100 road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects valued at $39 million.

The agency recently awarded the first project contracts as part of the road funding bill that went into effect July 1. It raises funds through the state’s first gas tax increase in 30 years.

This round of awarded contracts will involved 72 miles of roadway in nine counties across the state.

“Since July 1, 2017, SCDOT has awarded a total of 247 projects for 260 miles of paving projects in 30 counties, with more projects in these and other counties lined up to receive bids over the next 4 months,” says Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall.

SCDOT says the projects listed below specifically noted for Lexington, Colleton and Dorchester counties, which total $9.3 million, are directly “enabled” by the funding provided by the new funding bill.

  • Upstate Counties: Laurens and McCormick Counties. Approximately 12 miles on 4 highways, including 8 miles of pavement rehabilitation work planned for I-385.
  • Midland Counties: Kershaw, Lancaster and Lexington Counties. Just over 32 miles will be resurfaced on 44 roads.  Included in this regional total are the first projects in Lexington County to be funded by the Roads Bill: 13 miles of work on 25 roads for $4.2million.
  • Pee Dee Counties: Chesterfield, Dillon and Georgetown Counties will see approximately 6 miles of pavement work on 5 roads, including 5 miles of pavement rehabilitation on I-95.
  • Low Country Counties; Colleton and Dorchester Counties are scheduled to have approximately 22 miles of work on 47 roads. Included in this regional total are the first projects in Colleton and Dorchester Counties to be funded by the Roads Bill: over 6 miles of work on 21 roads in Colleton and nearly 7 miles of work on 13 roads in Dorchester for a total of $5.1 Million.

A complete list of roads that will be resurfaced is available here.