- Associated Press - Saturday, February 27, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Counties have made plans to spend less than half of the $216 million in road money that lawmakers set aside for them last year.

The Greenville News reports (https://grnol.co/24uogeW ) that only $4 million from the money set aside in last summer’s budget has been spent so far.

The 22 counties that haven’t submitted their plans to the state Department of Transportation yet say they are working on determining which projects should get money.

The DOT says four counties have identified all projects and are advertising for contractors, while the rest have made plans and committed money.

Lawmakers may send more money to counties in this year’s budget. The House Ways and Means Committee set aside $250 million to send to counties to repave and repair roads.

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Information from: The Greenville News, https://www.greenvillenews.com


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