South Carolina Department of Transportation

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 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.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission voted Oct. 18 to expand the agency's interstate highway widening program to include rural areas critical to the movement of freight. A section of I-26 between Columbia and Charleston as well as a portion of I-95 at the southern end of the state were the top three rural interstate corridors designated for widening.

Soldiers from the South Carolina Army National Guard are assisting the state's Department of Transportation in constructing an AquaDam to keep Highway 17 open from Georgetown to Myrtle Beach during the flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence. With Highway 17 serving as a major conduit along South Carolina's coastline, the mission to keep the roads clear is one the Department of Transportation has undertaken and has enlisted the help of Soldiers from both the Infantry and Air Defense Artillery to ensure it happens.

State department of transportation workers, national guardsmen and a host of other federal, state and local personnel fanned out across North Carolina and South Carolina this week to assess and start fixing the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence.

Tropical Storm Joaquin (2015) and Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Irene (2017) delayed the completion date of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Horry County's $99 million S.C. Hwy. 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) Extension to S.C./N.C.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) unveiled a memorial on April 27, 2018, to honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to SCDOT and the state of South Carolina. Adorned with names dating back to the 1920s, the SCDOT Workers Memorial was unveiled during a ceremony in front of SCDOT Headquarters at 955 Park St., in Columbia.

A higher gas tax that took effect July 1, 2017 has brought in millions of dollars to help pay for much-needed improvements to South Carolina's roads and bridges. According to Christy Hall, head of the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the agency anticipates receiving around $149 million in 2018 for these projects, The State reported.

Construction crews in Berkeley County, S.C., are building a new three-leg directional interchange along I-26 that will provide direct access to the South Carolina Volvo cars manufacturing facility. The $44 million interchange is located along I-26 at mile marker 189, roughly two miles east of SC 27/Ridgeville Road and approximately 5 mi.