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Act 98

Additional Funding for SC Roads

Act 98 of 2013 provided SCDOT additional funding for bridge, resurfacing and mainline interstate projects. Since the passage of ACT 98, SCDOT has worked diligently to advance the newly funded projects towards construction. All projects identified for funding have been prioritized and selected based on Act 114 prioritization criteria. Below is a summary of funding for each category, as well as links to applicable project lists.

Bridge Projects

SCDOT received a non-recurring appropriation of $50M to be used as the state match requirement for the federal-aid bridge program. Those bridge projects are identified in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and will be addressed over the next two to three years.

State funds that were originally planned to be utilized as the state match requirement for federal-aid bridges will be shifted to repair approximately 90 bridges that are closed or load-restricted. This will enable SCDOT to address approximately 25% of the state's load-restricted bridges. These bridges will be addressed over the next two to three years.

Review the List of Closed or Load-Restricted bridges (PDF 7.69 Mb) - Oct. 2013 Updated Monthly

Review the latest Act 98 Bridge Program Status (PDF 7.69 Mb) Updated Monthly

Resurfacing Projects (Non-Federal Aid Highway Routes)

Act 98 of 2013 provided an annual appropriation that was originally estimated at $41M for the maintenance of secondary roads. As revenues have trended ahead of the original forecast, SCDOT has advanced additional non-federal aid resurfacing projects to contract. These funds have doubled the amount of non-federal aid funding targeted annually by SCDOT for the state's vast secondary road system. Roads are selected on an annual basis based on Act 114 criteria. SCDOT received bids on the first year's new allocation in December 2013.

View the approved list of roads to be resurfaced with Act 98 Funding:

Review the latest Act 98 Resurfacing Program Status (PDF 362 Kb) Updated Monthly

Mainline Interstate Projects

Act 98 of 2013 provided an annual appropriation of $50M to SCDOT, which in turn will transfer an equivalent amount to the South Carolina Transportation Infrastructure Bank (SCTIB) to be utilized to finance an estimated $550M on existing mainline interstate. The Act required SCDOT to submit a list of projects to the SCTIB for approval, and required approval by the Joint Bond Review Committee. Approval of the following projects occurred in December 2013 for funds not to exceed $549,402,000.

  1. I-85/385 System to System Interchange Improvement in Greenville County
  2. I-20 Widening from US 378 to Longs Pond Road in Lexington County (approximately 11 miles)
  3. I-77 Widening from I-20 to Killian Road in Richland County (approximately 7 miles)
  4. I-85 Widening (Phase I & II) from S-57 (Gossett Road) to SC 18 (Shelby Highway) in Cherokee & Spartanburg Counties (approximately 16 miles)
  5. I-85 Widening (Phase III) from SC 18 (Shelby Highway) to US 29 (Cherokee Street) in Cherokee County (approximately 10 miles) Funding for Preliminary Engineering Only
  6. I-20/26/126 Corridor Improvements in Lexington & Richland Counties Funding for Preliminary Engineering Only

View an Estimated Timeline for the Above Projects (PDF 309 kb) Updated: Monthly

Review the latest Act 98 Interstate Program Status (PDF 1.9 Mb) Updated: Monthly

Resources

Act 98 of 2013

Act 114 of 2007

Act 114 Condensed Prioritization Requirements

Project Development Process Flow Chart

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