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