The Rural Interstate Freight Network Mobility Improvement Plan will focus solely on rural sections of the interstate system with a focus on freight density and improving mobility. The SCDOT plans to allocate $110 million to the program once the fuel tax credit included in Act 40 sunsets in 2022.
Following Commission approval of the program in October, the SCDOT received 224 public comments on the program. Of those, 95% were in favor of the improvements. In addition, 86% of those comments specifically mentioned I-95.
A breakdown of responses* is outlined below:
- 106 comments in favor of widening I-95
- 75 comments in favor of widening I-95 at Georgia state line.
- 21 comments in favor of the overall program.
- 12 comments were in favor of I-95 and mentioned I-26.
- 5 comments required responses from SCDOT staff.
- 5 comments were not substantive.
*Source: SCDOT Commission Notebook December 6, 2018