SCDOT working Fairfield roads

S.C. 215 – Total project length: 29.46 miles Oct. 15, 2019, Cody Crouch/SCDOT

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – There are many active work zones along the streets and roads of Fairfield County. As part of SCDOT’s Strategic 10-Year Plan, crews are out in full force working to make roadways smoother and safer for the traveling public. The plan is funded by an annual two-cent increase in the state’s gas tax for six years. The tax increase began on July 1, 2017, and SCDOT marked the beginning of the third year of the plan on July 1, 2019.

The four programs in the Strategic 10-Year Plan include Paving, Rural Road Safety, Bridge Replacements, and Interstates. All four programs are progressing on schedule.

Several highly traveled roadways have recently been repaved in Fairfield County. S.C. 200 has been repaved from the I-77 overpass to U.S. 21 in Great Falls. Zion Street in Winnsboro has also been recently repaved. These are just two examples of the numerous completed projects in Fairfield County under SCDOT’s Strategic 10-Year Plan.

Crews are currently working to rehabilitate the S.C. 213 bridges over the Broad River, and many more rehabilitation projects will begin soon. Crews will mill and replace S.C. 215 from Glenns Bridge Road to St. Barnabas Church Road. Additionally, S.C. 34 will be repaved from mile point 17.84 to 19.41, just west of the U.S. 321 Bypass. Crews will also soon replace the bridge on Bellefield Road over Sawney’s Creek.

To see the specifics on projects planned for the area, use the Interactive Project Viewer on SCDOT.org.  As SCDOT’s Strategic 10-Year Plan progresses, you will see more work zones along your commute, so please remember to drive with caution.