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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
of 2009 (ARRA)

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)

  • $150M in resurfacing projects, to be divided among the 46 counties based on the number of eligible roads in each county
  • $56M for bridge replacement projects
  • $19M for safety improvement projects
  • $74M for interstate maintenance projects
  • $14M for enhancement projects, to be divided evenly among the seven engineering districts for sidewalk projects
  • $150M for local projects, $44M to be used on projects selected by the Transportation Management Areas (as required by law) and $106M to be divided equally among Congressional Districts

Project lists are posted further below on this page.

Transit

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:

  • $8M in mass transit funds for rural facilities
  • $6.7M for rural vehicle replacements
  • $1.8M for a rural virtual transit enterprise (vehicle locator services)

Transit projects are listed in the comprehensive list below.

Project Lists

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