SCDOT plans more paving projects in Lexington County for year two of the 10-year plan to rebuild roa
Lexington, SC – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has experienced a record-breaking year in the first year of the agency’s 10-Year Plan to Rebuild SC’s Road. For the first time in the agency’s history, the total amount of road and bridge work underway on the state’s highways has exceeded $3 billion.
A key component of the 10-year plan is a dramatic increase in the paving program across the state. In year 1, SCDOT has awarded contracts totaling 2200 miles over the past year alone which is more than a doubling of the paving program. Many key roads that were crumbling in Lexington County have already been resurfaced and more are on the way next year. The 10-year plan calls for essentially another doubling of the paving program in the future as the gas tax increase is fully phased-in.
On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the SCDOT Commission added to the first-year success by approving a $417 million paving program which represents approximately 600 miles of additional ranked paving projects for year 2, the next year of the 10-Year Plan which begins on July1, 2018. In Lexington County, $7,903,139 has been allocated for 2019 that will resurface roads in every corner of our county.
Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said employing a strategic 10-year plan is contributing to the success. “SCDOT prepared this plan and shared it with lawmakers during the discussions of the Roads Bill in 2017. We have held to the plan during its first year which produced better-than-expected results. We will remain unwavering to the priorities within the four major programs. We encourage the public to follow our progress on the existing projects and as more are added,” said Hall.
A link to the county-by-county paving project list for 2019 is available here:
A link that explains how SCDOT determines which projects are funded through an analytical process can be found here: https://www.scdot.org/inside/planning.aspx#prioritization
Here are the roads listed for 2019 in Lexington County: