Latest South Carolina Department of Transportation News

Public comment wanted on I-26 widening, I-95 exit upgrades

Sep. 25, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina transportation officials want to hear from the public about a project to widen part of Interstate 26 and improve one of the state's key interchanges. The state is spending $19 million on preliminary engineering work to widen 22...

SC gov: Jumpstart I-26 widening with $360M in virus money

Sep. 02, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

SWANSEA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster urged state lawmakers Thursday to use $360 million in federal pandemic relief funds to jumpstart the widening of Interstate 26 between Charleston and Columbia. McMaster joined state transportation officials and...

New commissioner for SC board that oversees roads agency

Aug. 14, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The owner of a Columbia restaurant has been named the newest commissioner on the South Carolina Department of Transportation board. William B. Dukes will be the representative for the 2nd Congressional District for the board that oversees the...

Business 85 to close for 2 years for bridge replacements

Jul. 11, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A freeway in northern South Carolina is closing for two years so crews can replace a pair of bridges. Business 85 in Spartanburg will close starting Monday between Exit 3 at New Cut Road and Exit 4B at Hearon Circle, officials said. ...