South Carolina roads get much needed funds for repair but may not be enough

A two year battle to fix South Carolina's roads may be close to an end. South Carolina's legislature approved a $4 billion spending plan to get the state's roads fixed on Wednesday. .

The bill is taking money from multiple sources like "vehicle sales taxes" and "department of motor vehicle fees."

But a group called "The South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads" tells Fox 46 Charlotte that this bill is only a patch.

Executive Director, Bill Ross says the state needs about a billion dollars per year just to maintain the roads. The cost would be $17,000 per mile. Ross tells us many roads are so bad they need to be fully redone which would cost $180,000 per mile.

They say S.C DOT will have a tough time catching up, with new homes and business coming into the state. S.C. DOT estimated cost for fixing all the roads is about $40 billion.

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