South Carolina Roads

Heavy rains affect Columbia roads

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With heavy downpours hitting the state of South Carolina Thursday morning, Columbia’s streets are feeling the impact. Tim Scott spoke with authorities about how you can stay safe. Categories: Local News Tags: Columbia, Flooding, South Carolina Roads

Governor Haley Signs Roads Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a bill that would jump-start improvements to South Carolina’s deteriorating roads through borrowing. The Legislature’s approval last week of the compromise followed nearly two years of senators blocking any proposal that increased the state’s 16-cents-per-gallon gas tax. The bill allows for $2.2 billion in borrowing over 10 years for infrastructure, funded…

Bill to Borrow $2 Billion for SC Roads Going to House Floor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A bill that would allow South Carolina to borrow more than $2 billion for bridge repairs and interstate expansion is heading to the House floor. The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that combines new money passed by the Senate with changes in how the board that runs the state Department of…

House Group to Discuss Roads Bill Under Pressure from Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina House members will discuss whether they can accept the Senate’s plan to fix South Carolina’s roads without changing it. A House committee led by Rock Hill Republican Rep. Gary Simrill meets Thursday to discuss the next step with the roads proposal. The committee will talk about the Senate bill that takes $400 million out…

Pressure Builds on South Carolina Senate to Pass Roads Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators will again debate sending more money to the state’s roads, and all signs point to some late nights. The Senate comes into session at noon Tuesday. Sen Tom Davis will be on the floor when the debate starts. The Beaufort Republican blocked action on the bill last week, seeking to change the board…

SC Senators Get Plenty of Choices on Spending New Road Money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As South Carolina senators prepare to debate how much extra money to give to the state’s highways and bridges, the leader of the roads agencies has been careful to give lawmakers plenty of options while not pushing them too hard in any direction. Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall has given senators a host of options,…