Investing in South Carolina’s Road and Bridge Network

See how state and federal funds are being used for almost $5 billion in road and bridge work across South Carolina.

The new gas tax is funding over one billion dollars in road and bridge work. The money is being spent on these programs: $1.321 Billion in Paving Projects, $167 Million on Rural Road Safety Projects, $268 Million on Interstate Widenings, and $18 Million on additional Bridge Projects.These numbers are updated monthly.

Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall presented an update on SCDOT to the SC State Senate Transportation Committee and the SCDOT Commission in February 2023.

SCDOT 2023 Update Video

With nearly five times the amount of work under contract since 2011, South Carolina is on a roll. Chief of Staff Justin Powell provides an update on the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s strategic 10-year plan to rebuild South Carolina’s infrastructure and position our state for continued prosperity.

In 2017, the South Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to increase the state gas tax by 12 cents, phasing in an increase of 2 cents per year for six years. These funds are deposited into a trust fund called the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund (IMTF). The General Assembly has also provided additional one-time state appropriations, and federal funding has increased by more than 30 percent as a result of the October 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). These increases in state and federal funding have made it possible for SCDOT to make continual progress toward the goals and targets set for improving our state’s road and bridge network.