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May 17
SCDOT Commission Approves 2025 Pavement Improvement Plan

At their meeting yesterday, the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission approved the Agency’s 2025 Pavement Improvement Program by adding another $719 million to the previously invested $3.6 billion in pavement improvements across the state of South Carolina since the Strategic 10-Year plan was implemented. This is the eighth year of an accelerated pavement improvement program and this action by the Commission adds another 727 miles of roadway to the more than 8,800 miles of completed and ongoing road work.


Commission Chair Pamela Christopher said, “We are grateful to our Governor and the General Assembly for their bold action to invest in our road and bridge network in South Carolina and we are putting those dollars to work in pavement improvements. As a Commission, we recognize that there is more work to do and this action is another step towards improving pavement on our roadways across South Carolina, ensuring safe and efficient travel for everyone.”


“There is no question that the transportation system in South Carolina is critical to our future as a state and to the prosperity of all South Carolinians. With the implementation of the Strategic 10-Year Plan in 2018, we invested a significant amount of the new gas tax in improving our pavements and catching up on more than 30 years of deferred maintenance on our system,” said Secretary of Transportation Justin P. Powell. "Yesterday's report shows that we are well on the way to meeting our goal and I’m pleased with the progress we’re making to improve the transportation network here in South Carolina.”


The Agency’s Strategic 10-Year Plan was implemented after a significant increase in funding provided by the General Assembly in the 2017 Roads Bill. The increased and sustainable revenue stream gave the agency the opportunity to make steady strides toward improving the highway system in South Carolina. The program focuses on four key areas including highway safety, bridges, road resurfacing and interstate capacity.  


View the current list of roads included in the 2025 Pavement Improvement Program: 2025 Pavement Improvement Program (scdot.org).



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