roads

Clyburn’s Request for Federal Road Funds in SC Approved

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Department of Transportation commissioners have approved U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn’s request to reallocate $21.5 million of unused federal money to four road projects in his district. Clyburn said Thursday the roads in Sumter, Orangeburg and Columbia follow federal requirements of being within 50 miles of the original projects. Republicans are criticizing the new designation. Categories: Local…

Community Meeting on Widening of I-26 near Sandy Run

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Senator Nikki Setzler will hold a community meeting to discuss, what he says, is the status of the I-26 widening and repaving project near Sandy Run. The meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at Beulah United Methodist Church, 1577 Old State Rd in Gaston. It will also include Senator John Matthews…

Watch: SC Road to Repairs

Columbia,S.C. (WOLO)– It’s a debate that has been ongoing as lawmakers continue down a bumpy road to figure out how much money to put into fixing South Carolina’s highways and bi-ways. Click here to see if road repairs are speeding ahead or stalling. Categories: News Tags: repairs, roads

Watch: Businesses Urge Senate to Pass Roads Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — Inside the Senate chamber, lawmakers continued to delay a vote on a bill to fix the state’s crumbling roads while on the first floor of the state house, several business organizations called on the Senate to take action. “You don’t need a sign to tell you are in South Carolina, the minute your tires hit…

Senate debates roads, Chamber Leaders call for Vote

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–It’s back to work Tuesday at the State House for Senators debating how to fix South Carolina’s aging roads. The debate has been centered around where to get the money to fix state roads, but debate has stalled numerous times because of filibusters. Last week,  Senator Lee Bright took over a two-week filibuster led by Senator Tom Davis….

Another Week Begins with SC Senate Stuck on Road Funding

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate is starting its week in a familiar place _ debating getting more money to the state’s roads. Sen. Lee Bright will be on the floor Tuesday. He took over a nearly two-week filibuster by Sen. Tom Davis. Bright says South Carolina can find enough money to repair bridges and fix potholes without…

Another Week Ends with No Votes on Road Funding in SC Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Another week has ended in the South Carolina Senate without any votes on getting more money to state roads. Sen. Lee Bright continued a filibuster Thursday that began last week and the Senate adjourned for the week with him on the floor. Bright says he has a half-dozen senators willing to help him keep the bill from…

SC Roads Debate Set to Begin

The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday. Among the proposals to fix state roads is raising the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over three years. Senators may have a long way to go this week to find more money for roads. They spent…