On February 17, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Listed below is a brief summary of allocations for South Carolina. Further information on ARRA can be found on the Federal Highway Administration Website.
Bridges & Highways
South Carolina was allocated $463M for bridges and highways.
The Commission approved the expenditure of funds in the following project categories as follows (to view in chart form, click here: Commission Chart (PDF 14kb)
Project lists are posted further below on this page.
SC was also allocated approximately $41M for transit, of which approximately $25M is allocated directly to urban areas of the state. Expenditures for the remaining $16M must be used for capital purposes only.
The Commission approved the expenditure of transit funds in the following categories:
Transit projects are listed in the comprehensive list below.
Comprehensive List of Highway and Transit Projects
The link below contains a comprehensive list of highway and transit projects approved for funding by the SCDOT Commission through its June Commission meeting, with the exception of enhancement projects (sidewalks) which are listed separately below.
Comprehensive List (PDF 172kb)
Enhancement Projects (Sidewalks)
The Commission approved a $14 million sidewalk program to address a requirement for 3% of Economic Recovery funds to be allocated to transportation enhancement activities. Guidelines adopted for the project are shown in the first link below, followed by links that show what projects have been approved in each engineering district.
Sidewalk Program (PDF 44kb)
Sidewalk Project Locations are below:
Reporting Requirements (PDF 35kb
Initial ARRA Project Plan (3-31-09) (PDF 35kb
SCDOT Transit Capital Investment (6-18-09) (XLS 107kb)
SCDOT Highway Infrastructure Investment (6-18-09) (XLS 166kb)
FHWA-1587 (4-10-09) (PDF 11kb)
FHWA-1585 (4-10-09) (PDF 11kb)
Click here to access our Public Comment page.