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Road Map to the Future Infrastructure Plan Presented to the SC General Assembly

Members of the business community in South Carolina released a “Road  Map to the Future,” a detailed plan for the General Assembly to begin addressing  funding needs for the state’s infrastructure.This plan was hand delivered to the desk of all 170 members of the  General Assembly. Carolinas AGC is one of  fourteen associations that have come together to support the plan, which  addresses: Interstate Expansion ($2.8 billion), Bridges ($2 billion) and  Resurfacing ($1.2 billion).

The comprehensive plan, which costs $6  billion, takes a statewide approach and provides the legislature a detailed  list of projects with specific price tags for each. It also spells out viable  funding options that do not increase taxes or fees, such as redirecting  existing vehicle related revenues, and dedicating new General Fund revenues, as  well as, redirecting dollars from the Capital Reserve Fund. The legislature has  not seen a dedicated funding increase for the state’s roads and bridges since  1987. If the legislature will follow the funding paths outlined in the Road  Map, they could actually invest more than $250 million in roads this year.

The $6 billion plan begins to address  critical avenues for economic development and takes a statewide approach to  statewide responsibilities. It is a specific list with specific price tags and  the business community has also included several viable funding options. If the  General Assembly follows this reasonable and common sense plan, more than $250  million could be invested in roads this year alone.  Read copy of the Road Map Here.


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