SCDOT


COVID Aid to Pay Off SCDOT's Debt May Lead to I-526 Widening

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is using approximately $140 million in federal COVID-19 aid to pay off debt and free up money for more interstate projects. It is currently unclear which projects will be the beneficiaries, though one could be the widening of Interstate 526 around the Charleston metro area....


U.S. 501 Makeover in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Begins to Take Shape

Three projects in South Carolina from Conway to Myrtle Beach could change the way U.S. Highway 501 looks and functions over the course of the next three years. The latest construction to widen U.S. 501 began in February at Gardner Lacy Road, according to Pete Poore with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)....


SCDOT Widening U.S. 17 North of Savannah in $41.9M Effort

A $41.9 million project widening U.S. Highway 17 between Hardeeville, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., to four lanes from two began Feb. 22, according to a release from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)....


S.C.'s 'Malfunction Junction' Freeway Fix to Start in 2021

A crucial hurdle was cleared in late September in the process to begin remaking the area known as "Malfunction Junction" near Columbia, S.C. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) granted a permit to allow the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to construct all phases of the Carolina Crossroads project....


Two South Fork Edisto River Bridges in South Carolina to Undergo Complete Upgrades

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) proposed to replace the existing U.S. Highway 301 (Bamberg Road) southbound bridge over the South Edisto River in Bamberg and Orangeburg counties and the adjacent Bobcat Landing Road (State Road 439) bridge in Bamberg County....


One Bridge Replacement Ongoing, Another Planned Near Aiken, S.C.

Near the town of Aiken, S.C., along U.S. Highway 1, crews are replacing one two-lane bridge, while another on the same roadway is in the planning stages. Both are northeast of the western South Carolina community on separate sides of Interstate 20....


Stevens Towing Supports South Carolina Bridge Construction Project

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....


Work on I-20 Bridges Over Savannah River Progressing Between Georgia, South Carolina

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....


South Carolina Gas Tax Increase Funding More Road, Bridge Projects

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....


SCDOT's 10 Year Plan Continues Steady Progress as Year Three Concludes

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....






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