The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is constructing a new high-level fixed-span bridge on U.S. Highway 21 over the Harbor River in Beaufort County and is removing the existing swing-span bridge, which is more than 78 years old.
The new 3,353-ft.-long bridge will provide uninterrupted access for shrimping and sailing vessels along the river below as well as provide improved safety for motorists crossing the bridge itself.
Construction is ongoing this summer on an $82.5 million widening and bridge replacement of Interstate 20 across the Savannah River between Georgia and South Carolina.
The interstate is being widened from four to six lanes between the Georgia Welcome Center in Augusta and Martintown Road (Exit 1) in North Augusta, S.C.
The state gas tax increase, including the new two-cent per gallon increase effective July 1, has already been put to work for South Carolinians.
In addition to $1.3 billion in road and bridge work under contract now, the new gas tax increase is making possible an additional 661 mi.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced a three-year period of steady progress of road and bridge construction as it pursues its 10 Year Strategic Plan to improve the state's roads after more than three decades of deferred maintenance.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has released its initial projections of the financial impact of COVID-19, indicating a decrease in agency revenues based on expected reductions in gas tax and car sales tax receipts.
SCDOT reported the financial forecast at the May 21, 2020, Transportation Commission meeting.
State department of transportation projects that swiftly addressed a spike in wrong-way driving fatalities and that used safety improvements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel were winners in the southern regional America's Transportation Awards competition.
In a historic ceremony in front of the Headquarters building in Columbia, SCDOT commemorated 100 years of service to South Carolina on March 10. “It is a very special day for us,” said Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall to begin the Centennial Celebration program, which was streamed online for DOT employees across the state.
In an effort to help rescue the Palmetto State from having one of the worst road systems in the country, South Carolina's Senate voted April 26 to increase the state's gas tax, the second lowest in the nation. Remarkably, in a largely conservative state known for its staunch opposition to tax increases, the gas-tax hike was supported by 34 state senators, a number that is much more than the two-thirds needed to withstand a veto by Republican Gov.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Transportation officials say the cost of repaving about 60 mi. (96.5 km) of two South Carolina interstates will nearly double because workers will need to fully reconstruct the highway. The state Department of Transportation is asking for public input on the new projects.