New report evaluates South Carolina's roads, bridges

New report evaluates South Carolina's roads, bridges

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - With fixing South Carolina's roads a priority in Columbia this year, a new report evaluates the condition of the state's highways and bridges.

The Road Information Program - TRIP for short - is releasing its report on Thursday. TRIP is a nonprofit group based in Washington D.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to unveil her plan for funding highway projects now that the General Assembly is again in session.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has projected that by the year 2040, the state will need to spend another $60 billion on roads and highways.

But based on revenue projections of only $28 billion during the period, the state will be about $1.5 billion short each year of meeting its needs.

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