The Senate approved a $2.2 billion roads fix Tuesday. The funding is aimed at eliminating the state’s structurally deficient bridges and repairing existing Interstates.
The state House approved a measure to reform the Transportation Department, 113-6 on Wednesday. The amendment stripped from a Senate-passed plan $400 million annually in general fund revenues targeted for roads repairs.
Governance is the Transportation Department’s most pressing issue this year, even more pressing than the funding issue, the agency’s Secretary Christy Hall told a House transportation panel on Thursday.
The hearing follows the release on Tuesday of a more than 300-page report by the council, which revealed the SCDOT has added 760 lane miles since 2004, even as the highway system continued to deteriorate from 2008 to 2014.
Last week’s hearings by lawmakers scrutinizing South Carolina’s two main transportation agencies underscored the problems along the state’s fractured highway system. But the Transportation Department and the State Infrastructure Bank […]
That sleepy, narrow Pamplico Highway, which bears an average of 1,900 cars daily—or four cars every three minutes, according to one senator—was again the subject of heated debate Wednesday.
The SCDOT says they lack the funds they need—$1.2 billion per year—to bring the state’s more than 41,000 miles of roads and 8,380 bridges up to par.
Lawmakers on Wednesday debated the merits of a request by the state Transportation Department for an additional $1,149,000 to repair a crumbling state garage at its headquarters.
Corrected from a previous version, which stated the flooding occurred on October 5. Road closures have declined to 113 from an October 5 peak of 541 following the October 4 […]
Nancy Cave doesn’t think the state Transportation Department needs to widen a two-lane stretch of Pamplico Highway to four lanes, a widening project on the agency’s 2015-2016 agenda. When […]