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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  • 2021 - 2022 pavement improvement program 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-14)
    The projects recommended on the following pages for the 2021‐2022 Pavement Improvement Program were selected utilizing ranking processes that are based on objective and quantifiable factors, comply with the Ten‐Year ...
  • Request for proposals final with addendum 6 : Carolina Crossroads phase 2 - Broad River Rd. at I-20 Interchange design-build project Project ID P039719 Richland County December 3, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-27)
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a Proposer to perform the Project services and to design and construct the Project, as further described in this RFP.
  • Request for proposals final with addendum 3 : Carolina Crossroads phase 2 - Broad River Rd. at I-20 Interchange design-build project Project ID P039719 Richland County December 3, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-04-19)
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a Proposer to perform the Project services and to design and construct the Project, as further described in this RFP.
  • The connector 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-02)
    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 ...
  • Request for proposals final with addendum 6 : Carolina Crossroads 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-02)
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a Proposer to perform the Project services described in this RFP for a bridge for US 1 over I-20 interchange improvement project in Lexington and Richland counties, ...
  • The business curve 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-23)
    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.
  • Multimodal transportation plan 2040 : July 2020 update 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-13)
    South Carolina’s long-range transportation plan, is updated approximately every five years to reflect the latest information on travel and growth trends, goals and objectives, safety and security, infrastructure conditions, ...
  • Roadway design manual : connecting people and places 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-09)
    The South Carolina Roadway Design Manual has been developed to provide uniform design practices for Department and consultant personnel preparing plans for projects on the state owned system. The designer should attempt ...
  • The connector 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2019-10)
    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 ...
  • Technical note 11 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-11)
    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 ...
  • South Carolina strategic highway safety plan target zero 

    South Carolina Department of Public Safety; South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-16)
    The purpose of the 2020–2024 SHSP is to lay out a strategic approach to further the state’s goal of eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries on South Carolina roadways. The plan provides a comprehensive and ...
  • Field supplement to Railroad inspection procedure manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Railroad Safety Office (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-19)
    This supplement to the 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, ...
  • Geotechnical design bulletin no. 2021-1 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-04)
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation Geotechnical Design Manual has been developed to provide uniform practices for the agency's designers to complement the mission of SCDOT by providing for safe, economical, ...
  • Local public agency equal opportunity manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-22)
    This manual has been developed and is intended to be used as a resource to assist contractors in complying with all federal requirements as set forth by Federal Highway Administration’s Required Contract Provisions Federal-Aid ...
  • Utilities accommodation manual : a policy for accommodating utilities on highway rights of way 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-19)
    This policy manual is established to regulate the location, manner, installation and adjustment of utility facilities on the State Highway System, and also the issuance of permits for such work, in the interest of safety ...
  • Request for proposals final with addendum 5 : Carolina Crossroads Phase 1 – Colonial Life Blvd. at I-126 Interchange design - build project project ID P039718 Richland and Lexington clounties Sept. 1, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-06)
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a Proposer to construct a new exit ramp to US 378 from I-26 eastbound and associated interstate widening in Lexington County and a full access interchange at ...
  • Request for proposals final with addendum 1 : Carolina Crossroads Phase 2 – Broad River Rd. at I-20 Interchange designd build project project ID P039719 Richland County December 3, 2020 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-21)
    The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select a Proposer to perform the Project services described in this RFP. SCDOT desires that this Project be constructed in a very efficient and timely manner. This ...
  • LPA Local Public Agency on-the-job training program manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-27)
    In an effort to assist you with administering and/or implementing the Training Special Provision (TSP) requirements on Local Public Agency (LPA) projects, SCDOT has developed a standardized LPA On-the-Job Training Program ...
  • On-the-job training manual 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation. Office of Civil Rights Programs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-25)
    In an effort to assist you with administering and/or implementing the Training Special Provision (TSP) requirements on Local Public Agency (LPA) projects, SCDOT has developed a standardized LPA On-the-Job Training Program ...
  • 2020 rail plan implementation update 

    South Carolina Department of Transportation (South Carolina State Library, 2021-02-01)
    This is a list of things the SC DOT has done for the 2020 rail plan.

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