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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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  • Roadside plants to avoid / trees with limitations on R/W 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2010-03-03)
    The plants listed here are not recommended for planting on SCDOT rights-of-way because they are recognized as either noxious, potentially invasive or have features not suitable for roadsides (e. g.,weak wood, invasive ...
  • Research peer exchange 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Materials and Research; South Carolina Transportation Technology Transfer Service (South Carolina State Library, 2010-11-08)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a peer exchange of its research program. The peer exchange team included representatives from the Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina DOTs, as well as a representative ...
  • Rainfall intensity values utilized by South Carolina Department of Transportation 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2002)
    This paper gives the formula to compute the rainfall intensity values utilized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation and gives data for counties and cities.
  • Railroad inspection procedure manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Traffic Engineering (South Carolina State Library, 1999-01)
    This manual gives direction for the examination of crossings, reporting of hazards, removal of hazards, civil penalties charged for noncompliance. The goals of this manual are to provide a systematic, continuous method ...
  • South Carolina overweight truck routes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2011-07)
    For 100,000 lbs. permits, movement of loads is allowed only on the Interstate, US and SC routes shown on this map. All other routes are prohibited and in violation of the permit, with the exception of SC Port access roads.
  • Requirements for hydraulic design studies 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2009-05-26)
    This document delineates the requirements for hydraulic design studies performed for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Its purpose is to give guidance to Departmental staff and to consultants performing ...
  • Requirements for hydraulic design studies 

    Hulbert, William H.; South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2000-05-15)
    This document delineates the requirements for hydraulic design studies performed for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Its purpose is to give guidance to Departmental staff and to consultants performing ...
  • On-the-job training program manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2012-03-15)
    In an effort to assist contractors with implementing On-the-Job Training Programs and with completing the Training Special Provision requirements on projects, the SC Department of Transportation has developed a standardized ...
  • South Carolina northern hurricane evacuation routes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. GIS Mapping Unit; South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2003-05)
    This map shows major hurricane evacuation routes. It covers the upper eastern part of the state.
  • Fraud risk management program review 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2009-12-03)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation has taken and is continuing to take appropriate steps toward establishing a Fraud Risk Management Program which will not only address the recommendation of External Auditors ...
  • Outdoor advertising nonconforming sign upgrade “pilot” project 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2009-03-12)
    South Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to implement a pilot project with the approval of the Federal Highway Administration for the upgrade of certain nonconforming signs along two major interstate highways ...
  • Pavement design guidelines 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Materials and Research Pavement Design Unit (South Carolina State Library, 2008-07)
    The purpose of pavement design activity is to provide the most cost-effective pavement structure while optimizing the level of service provided to road users. The SCDOT uses the 1972 edition of AASHTO Guidelines for ...
  • SCDOT research manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Materials and Research (South Carolina State Library, 2013-11-06)
    The primary purpose of this manual is to document the Department’s research management process in accordance with federal requirements for use of SPR funds for RD&T activities.
  • The connector 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation publishes The Connector, an employee newspaper with articles on agency news, personnel news including retirements and promotions, special projects, minority & small business ...
  • Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund state Fiscal Year 2019 revenue projections to actual In millions, through December 31, 2018 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2018-12-31)
    This chart breaks down the revenue projections for the Infrastructure Maintenance Trust Fund.
  • Fiscal Year 2017-18 accountability report 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2018)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina northern hurricane evacuation routes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2003-05)
    This is a map of hurricane evacuation routes in the mid to upper eastern part of the state.
  • Hurricane evacuation plan for all lane reversal of US 501 from SC 22 to Marion Bypass (US 501) 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2013-02-28)
    These maps show hurricane evacuation routes from Horry County to Marion County.
  • Hurricane evacuation three-lane plan for US 21 from SC 280 to US 17 (Gardens Corner) 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2011-06-16)
    These maps show the hurricane evacuation routes in Beaufort County.
  • South Carolina hurricane evacuation routes 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2011-06)
    This is a map of hurricane evacuation routes in South Carolina.

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