The Technical Applications unit develops plans of action to address the state's transportation needs for current and anticipated traffic volumes, and associated congestion to assist in the development of a system of highways that meets the challenges of a growing economy and increasing travel demand.
Engineers and planners within the unit primarily focus on statewide project identification and development. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
SCDOT's Project Screening Tool (PST) aids in assessing potential projects that are included in the regional Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP). The PST allows all stakeholders to review, comment, and upload supporting documents related to the development of potential projects and their associated impacts.
The requirement for the Purpose and Need Statement began with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It is the very important to establish the reason why an agency is proposing a project. The Purpose and Need statement justifies the expected outcome of public expenditure and allows decisions to be defensible.
Purpose and Need Statement Memorandum (PDF 225 Kb)