The June meeting of the SCDOT Commission focused on the FY2019-2020 Pavement Improvement Program. The pavement program is approved annually and sets funding levels for preservation and rehab/reconstruction to interstates, primary roads, and secondary roads.
Pavements are a key component of the SCDOT’s 10-year plan and the agency has already doubled the paving program’s investment levels and is on track to nearly quadruple the entire program by 2023. The increased investment in pavements can be directly attributed to the road funding bill of 2017.
The SCDOT Commission approved the investment of $473 million in FY19-20 for pavement improvements. They also approved the first phase of recommended ranked project lists for the reconstruction and rehabilitation projects for inclusion in the program.
Phase 1 Rehabilitation and Reconstruction projects consist of $254 Million, which will improve 561 miles of roads in all 46 counties. Detailed project lists are linked below.
- Interstates: $100 Million
- Primary: $230 Million
- Preservation: $19 Million
- Phase 1 Rehab/Reconstruction: $138 Million – View Projects by County Here
- Phase 2 Rehab/Reconstruction: $33 Million
- Rural Road Safety: $40 Million
- Federal Aid Secondary: $75 Million
- Preservation: $7.5 Million
- Phase 1 Rehab/Reconstruction: $59.8 Million – View Projects by County Here
- Phase 2 Rehab/Reconstruction: $7.7 Million
- Non-Federal Aid Secondary: $68 million
- Preservation: $6.8 Million
- Phase 1 Rehab/Reconstruction: $56.3. Million – View Projects by County Here
- Phase 2 Rehab/Reconstruction: $4.8 Million
Phase 2 of the ranked Rehabilitation and Reconstruction projects will be provided at a future meeting for Commission approval. Those projects are expected to total roughly $45.6 Million.
While the Commission has approved the projects, they still must go out for public comment. The proposed 2019-2020 Phase 1 Projects will be open soon for comments (over 21 days). Any substantive comments must be provided to the Commission for its consideration. Barring any substantive comments, the projects are to be incorporated in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).