As we begin year two of the fuel tax increase, it is important to remember that it would be impossible to #fixscroads over the course of a year. In fact, this will be a lengthy process that will take many years. However, progress is being made and you can follow the money and the project lists online.
There is currently $3 billion worth of work on the streets with over $440 million of that directly attributable to the new revenues generated by Act 40.
The SC Department of Transportation has made a significant amount of information available online about how the new money is being spent and the types of projects going on around the state. This is all part of the transparency that was promised in Act 40 and these are just a few of the resources available:
- You can follow the new money online through the SCDOT’s website, including a county by county list of the projects that have been funded by the new revenues;
- There’s also an interactive map that shows the projects going on all across the state;
- If you aren’t sure who owns a road that needs to be fixed, you can find out who is responsible for it here and then you can report the issue here.
As we move forward on this long road of repair, we want to follow the #progress to #fixscroads! As projects are rolled out and hitting the streets near you, Tweet us @scroads, send us pictures and let us know what you are seeing!