Millions allocated to Pee Dee and Grand Strand roads in state infrastructure bill

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – South Carolina Senate Bill 1258 would allocate millions of dollars toward repairing roads and bridges in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand if it is signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley.

In total, 79 bridges would be replaced in the Pee Dee.

Florence County would see one bridge repaired and 10 bridges in Horry County would be replaced.

The bill allocates $4 billion to be at the ready to go toward fixing roads across the state.

Of that $4 billion, $32 million is allocated to Florence County, while an additional $36 million would go to Horry County.

"Well the beauty of it is that it's a start," said Mike Wooten, chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. "The main thrust of the money for this is for widening and improving interstate projects that really need done across the state. Most of them (are) on I-26, I-20 and I-86."

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