Statewide bridge program making strides

By Greg Oliver

Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — The 10-year plan the South Carolina Department of Transportation has for replacing 465 restricted or deficient bridges statewide is making strides, as SCDOT officials say they have met their targets for the first year.

“Our roads and bridges have been neglected for three decades due to a shortfall in funding,” SCDOT Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said in a prepared statement. “Our 10-year plan is the guide we will use to recover and restore the state’s highway system to good levels.”

The 10-year project is the result of what SCDOT officials say is “an increased and sustainable revenue stream” resulting from the South Carolina General Assembly’s passage of the Roads Bill that went into effect July 1, 2017. The bill

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