Richland, Lexington counties not on list of first gas tax projects

Storm damage in Lexington County on I-26 on July 10. (Photo by Lexington Maintenance)

The S.C. Department of Transportation announced Thursday, the awarding of the first contracts for a number of road resurfacing and rehabilitation projects in 27 counties. The projects are being funded by the gas tax imposed in the state, beginning July 1. None of the projects announced are in Richland or Lexington counties. The list of projects covers nearly 200 miles of paving projects.

The projects listed in a press release are also funded by increased expenditures approved by the S.C. General Assembly to the local County Transportation Committees (CTCs).   The projects are located all around the state and are valued at nearly $26.5 million, including nearly $14 million in SCDOT prioritized projects and approximately $13 million in CTC projects.

The projects are part of SCDOTs increased resurfacing program and the local County Transportation Committee (CTC) programs that SCDOT manages in Aiken, Berkeley, Georgetown, and Oconee Counties.  Additional road and bridge projects in these and other counties will be advancing to contract as we move forward in the year.

  • Upstate Counties: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties. Just over 80 miles on 62 highways in these counties will be resurfaced.
  • Midland Counties: Aiken, Chester, Kershaw, Newberry, Saluda and York Counties. Just over 41 miles will be resurfaced on 39 roads.
  • Pee Dee Counties: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon and Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro and Williamsburg Counties will see approximately 43 miles on 27 roads resurfaced.
  • Low Country Counties; Berkeley and Charleston Counties are scheduled to have approximately 24 miles on 21 roads resurfaced.

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said: “Without the passage of the Roads Bill and infusion of funding to the local CTCs, DOT would not have been able to proceed with advancing these projects to construction.”

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