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The function of the South Carolina Department of Transportation is the systematic planning, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system and the development of a statewide mass transit system that is consistent with the needs and desires of the public. The SCDOT also coordinates all state and federal programs relating to highways.

The first highway agency was a five member highway commission in 1917. The Highway Department was renamed the Department of Highways and Public Transportation in 1977, then the current name 1993 when the functions of the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation were split.

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  • SCDOT appraisal manual 

    South Carolina Department of Right of Way (South Carolina State Library, 2017-11)
    The purpose of this manual is to provide guidelines for both staff and fee appraisers in the preparation of appraisal reports utilized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation in the acquisition of rights of way ...
  • South Carolina traffic fatality report for 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This statistical sheet shows traffic fatality comparisons through October, 2017, fatalities by route category, top fatality counties, fatalities by restraint usage and top crash events.
  • SFY 2018 Expenditures by Major Funded Program & Activity 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10-18)
    These expenditures from the Department of Transportation are broken down by district and county and show how much was spent on bridges, resurfacing, safety improvements and widening.
  • SFY 2017 Expenditures by Major Funded Program & Activity 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09-19)
    These expenditures from the Department of Transportation are broken down by district and county and show how much was spent on bridges, resurfacing, safety improvements and widening.
  • The business curve 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017-12)
    This periodical is designed to inform you of what is going on at SCDOT in the area of Minority and Small Business Affairs and inspire you to use this information to benefit yourself, your business and those you may know.
  • Estimated Revenues SFY 2017/18 $2,366M 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    This Powerpoint presentation breaks down in the form of a pie chart the estimated revenues and budgeted expenditures for the Department of Transportation.
  • Sources of Revenue SFY 2016/17 $1,698M Forecast 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    This Powerpoint presentation breaks down in the form of a pie chart the various sources of revenue for the Department of Transportation.
  • Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    Each year the South Carolina Department of Transportation produces an annual accountability report for the South Carolina General Assembly and the Budget and Control Board. Included is an executive summary, organizational ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2012)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • STATE SECONDARY “C” PROGRAM APPORTIONMENT OF FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007-2008 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    The C Program is a long-established partnership between SCDOT and the forty-six counties to fund the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets and other local transportation projects. These figures for fiscal ...
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2009-01)
    The ADA requires changes to the design and construction of some facilities in order to accommodate people with disabilities. This Transition Plan sets forth the steps necessary to complete physical and other modifications ...
  • Access and Roadside Management Standards 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation, Traffic Engineering Section (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    These standards and guidelines have been developed to establish uniformity for encroachments upon roads in the South Carolina State Highway System so as to provide for the safe and efficient movement of traffic while ...
  • 27 in 7 : How South Carolina is building 27 years of road and bridge projects in just 7 years 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation, Office of Communications (South Carolina State Library, 2003)
    South Carolina is expanding its road system in ambitious fashion. In the Lowcountry and in the Upstate, Interstate widenings and interchange improvements help accommodate booming growth and economic development. And a new ...
  • 2010 $25 Million Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    This breaks down the $25 million federal aid pavement improvement program by allotment and district. It also shows maps from counties in each district of the construction area and length in miles of new construction.
  • 2010 $10 Million Federal Aid Reclamation Program 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    This breaks down the $10 million federal aid program by allotment and district. It also shows maps from counties in each district of the construction area and length in miles of new construction.
  • Beaufort area transportation study 

    South Carolina State Highway Department; United States Federal Highway Administration (South Carolina State Library, 1972-04)
    This is volume 3, Technical memoranda, of the Beaufort Area Transportation Study, designed to determine the present and future transportation needs for the Beaufort-Port Royal area.

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