In the upcoming fiscal year, $775 million will be invested in the pavement program. A breakdown of funding by category is below:
- Interstates: $213 million
- Primary Roads: $327 million
- Farm-to-Market Secondaries: $148 million
- Neighborhood Streets: $87 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.
SCDOT Commissioners approved these funding levels and 367 miles of ranked project lists for reconstruction and rehabilitation of Farm to Market Secondaries and Neighborhood Streets for inclusion in the FY23-24 program. View the complete list here.
You will recall that the Primary/Major Road project list (510 miles) was approved last year because SCDOT ranks those on a two-year basis to provide visibility for contractors and local governments so they know what is in the pipeline for planning purposes. View the Primary/Major Roads approved in 2022 here.
These pavement projects will be added to over 8,000 miles of pavement improvements that have been initiated since 2017.
State revenues play a critical role in funding repairs and maintenance, especially to pavements. None of these projects would be possible without revenues generated from the state’s 28.75 cents per gallon fuel tax and other vehicle/driver related fees that are solely dedicated to infrastructure.
SCFOR applauds the SCDOT for their efforts to continue to put dollars to work for South Carolinians as they tackle improvements to one of the largest state-owned road networks in the nation.