Money for S.C. roads

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says about half of the extra $415 million set aside for roads in next year’s state budget will go for repaving projects.

The Senate must still approve the spending plan. The DOT says $147 million would be spent on paving projects for the state’s primary routes, while $65 million would go for paving projects on national routes.

An additional $79 million would go for bridge work on interstates and primary routes and $25 million would go toward fixing load restricted bridges.

The DOT says $49 million will pay for flood recovery work and $50 million will be sent to counties.

The money can only be guaranteed in next year’s budget.