Roads and bridges play a critical role in South Carolina’s economy.
- South Carolina motorists travel 57.9 billion miles annually on our roadways.
- Roads carry a significant portion of the $400 billion worth of commodities shipped to and from the state each year.
- The design, construction, and maintenance of transportation infrastructure in South Carolina supports approximately 50,000 full-time jobs across all sectors of the state economy.
- Approximately 919,000 full-time jobs in South Carolina in key industries like tourism, retail sales, agriculture and manufacturing are completely dependent on the state’s transportation network.
*Data Sources for bullet points outlined above come from the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, USDOT, FHWA, BTS, ARTBA, NHTSA, and AAA compiled and analyzed by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. (May 2021)