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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  • Technical note 13 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (2021-08-25)
    This note supplementing the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Load Rating Guidance Document provides technical information to the engineers and technicians working on load ratings of bridges and load bearing ...
  • Fiscal Year 2020–2021 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021)
    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 ...
  • Hurricane evacuation routes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-06-11)
    This map shows major hurricane evacuation routes in South Carolina.
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix G, SCDOT Software List 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix F, Project Specific Specifications List 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix E, Geotechnical Template Plans 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix D, Reinforced Soil Slopes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix C, MSE Walls 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix B, Slope Stability Design Charts 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Appendix A 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2008-08)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 26, Geotechnical Software 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 25, Construction Monitoring and Instrumentation 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 24, Construction QA/QC 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 23, Specifications and Special Provisions 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 22, Plan Preparation 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 21, Geotechnical Reports 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 20, Geosynthetic Design 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 19, Ground Improvement 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 18, Earth Retaining Structures 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...
  • Geotechnical Design Manual: Chapter 17, Embankments 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-06)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Geotechnical Design Manual (“Manual”) has been developed to provide uniform design practices for SCDOT and consultant personnel preparing geotechnical reports and ...

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