Published March 9, 2010
There are 101 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-financed highway construction projects underway or completed in South Carolina totaling $278 million in funds, according to data released today by Washington, D.C.-based American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
The projects have supported or are supporting 7,736 jobs in South Carolina that would otherwise not exist, said ARTBA Vice President of Economics and Research Bill Buechner.
Another 70 projects in South Carolina have been identified and are slated to be under construction shortly, Buechner said.
ARRA provided $48 billion for transportation improvements over two years, including $27.5 billion for highway, bridge and related construction projects nationwide. It provided $465.3 million to South Carolina for highway, bridge and related improvements.
This one-time bonus added more than 84% to South Carolina's regular federal highway funds under the federal surface transportation law, bringing the state's total federal highway funding in 2009 to a record $1.01 billion.
The following chart shows the number of ARRA-financed highway projects and amount obligated in each South Carolina congressional district:
A full report can be obtained by contacting ARTBA's Jeff Solsby at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-289-4434.