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Officials announce 2020 paving projects for South Carolina

The total program will improve over 560 miles of South Carolina roads.
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Crews work on Nina Lee Drive shoulder, headwall and paving after flood damage.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced plans for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the state's roadway system with the Proposed 2020 Pavement Improvement Program.

In accordance with the 10-year plan for rebuilding South Carolina's roads, the plan consists of 561.39 miles of pavement improvements across the state, including:

  • 245.07 miles of primary roads
  • 147.98 miles of federal-aid eligible secondary roads
  • 186.34 miles of non-federal-aid eligible secondary roads

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed plan until July 27 by going to the interactive link at scdot.org/projects. After the public comment period, the program will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Projects selected are consistent with state law (Act 114), which considers criteria such as pavement conditions, traffic, safety as well as engineering review for prioritization. Projects that support the agency’s strategic and 10-year plans are essential to its overall operations.

In Richland County, projects include:

  • Farrow Road between Hard Scrabble and N Brickyard roads
  • McCords Ferry road from Leesburg Road to the Kershaw County line
  • Powell Road between Hard Scrabble and Pisgah Church roads
  • South Edisto between Rosewood Drive and Airport Blvd.

In Lexington County, projects include:

  • Highway 23 between Broad Street to the Saluda County line (Batesburg-Leesville
  • US 378 from the Saluda County line to Lake Village Drive
  • Westwoods drive from St. Peters Church Road to Middlefield Road
  • Shull Island Road from Bombing Range Road to terminus of Shull Avenue at Lake Murray

In Kershaw County, projects include:

  • Highway 1 South between Elgin and Lugoff
  • Bowen Street between Cherokee Boulevard and Blaney Road

Look at other proposed pavement and improvement plans, sorted by county, at the 2020 Pavement Improvement Program link at SCDOT's website.

A summary of substantive comments will be made available to the Commission for consideration prior to including the project in a subsequent STIP revision.