SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is working to improve roads across the state, including Sumter County.

On the department website, they list four current projects underway in the county and several more possible, as part of their 10-year-plan to improve South Carolina's highway system.

That list includes improvements to Manning Avenue and North Main Street, which could mean better pedestrian areas, safety and accessibility improvements and adjustments to landscaping and lighting. 

Plans for safety and operational adjustments for the intersection of Pinewood Road and McCray's Mill Road as also underway.

The department is also proposing replacements of bridges that need fixing, like the one over the Scape Ore swamp on the Lee-Sumter county line. 

If you have a road you would like repaired in Sumter, contact the Sumter Public Works office at (803)-436-2558 for more information on who's responsible for maintaining your road and what your options are for repair.