South Carolina Department of Transportation


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)....


Earth Moves for SCDOT'S $620M I-85 Widening Project

Considered one of the largest and most complex undertakings in South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) history, the I-85 widening project will reduce congestion on the interstate, improve the safety of interchanges and replace aging infrastructure when complete....


SCDOT Plans to Make Upgrades to Upstate's 'Golden Strip' Along I-385

The upstate South Carolina towns of Mauldin, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn are all located northwest to southeast along Interstate 385 in southern Greenville County. Collectively, the area is known locally as the "Golden Strip," with the interstate highway serving as the "strip." The Golden Strip is a name that was given to the area years ago due to the expectation that it was ripe for growth, and over time, that prediction came true as the corridor has experienced a boom in development....


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....






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