Commission Provides $775M Boost to SCDOT Paving Program

The South Carolina Department of Transportation recently received an additional $775 million for 2024 Pavement Improvement Program from the SCDOT Commission, which oversees the agency’s funding levels. That extra funding adds another 877 miles of roadway to the more than 8,000 miles of SCDOT’s ongoing road work.

[Above photo by SCDOT]

“We know that South Carolina depends on a safe and reliable transportation system, and we are making good on our promise to the people of South Carolina to improve that system,” said Commission Chairman Tony Cox in a statement.

“We have more work to do, but the effort is well underway and we are continuing to invest in the improvement of our roads,” he added. “We are moving people and goods across the region more efficiently – making sure our state is a great place to live and work.” 

SCDOT noted it is in year seven of its Strategic 10-Year Asset Management Plan or STAMP, which has so far invested $2.8 billion in the South Carolina’s road network. The agency said the STAMP focuses on four key areas including highway safety, structurally deficient bridges, road resurfacing and interstate widening.

[Editor’s note: As an example of the STAMP being put into action, the video below touts SCDOT’s progress in building new bridges on Interstate 85 Business over downtown Spartanburg.]

“As the fourth largest state maintained highway system in the nation, we know we face an incredible challenge to keep that network in good working order – today, we renewed our commitment to meeting that challenge,” noted SCDOT Secretary Christy Hall.

“When we implemented the Strategic 10-Year Plan in 2018, we set out to make significant improvements in the condition of pavements across the state that were in poor condition due to 30 years of deferred maintenance,” she added. “I’m proud to report we are well on the way to meeting those goals.”

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