SCDOT continues to ramp up investments in pavements, and $562 million will be invested in FY2020-2021. These revenues will be allocated across each category as follows:
- Interstates: $150 million
- Primary Roads: $230 million
- Farm to Market/Secondary: $100 million
- Neighborhood Streets: $82 million
Funding for primary roads, farm to market secondaries, and neighborhood streets is allocated at the county level. These allocations are based on the county’s relative share of lane miles in each system.
Counties must use 10% of their allocation for preservation, and the remaining balance is used for reconstruction/rehabilitation to make major repairs or to rebuild roads entirely.
The SCDOT Commission approved 661 miles of rehab/reconstruction projects for inclusion in the 2020-2021 paving program. A full list of those projects can be viewed here. These projects will go out for public comment and pending those comments, they will be added to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and go out for bid later this year.
SCDOT has also published an interactive map of these projects to ensure the public knows where the 2020-2021 paving dollars are being spent. View the map here.
Pavements are a key component of South Carolina’s 10-year plan. To date, SCDOT has already doubled the paving program’s investment levels and is on track to nearly quadruple the entire program by 2023. None of which would be possible without the road funding bill of 2017.