Officials release plan for extra $415 million for SC roads

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation says about half of the extra $415 million set aside for roads in next year’s state budget will go for repaving projects.

The DOT released its plans for the extra money to The Greenville News (http://grnol.co/1VrZMQA ). The Senate must still approve the spending plan.

The DOT says $147 million would be spent on paving projects for the state’s primary routes, while $65 million would go for paving projects on national routes.

An additional $79 million would go for bridge work on interstates and primary routes and $25 million would go toward fixing load restricted bridges.

The DOT says $49 million will pay for flood recovery work and $50 million will be sent to counties.

The money can only be guaranteed in next year’s budget.

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