York County residents vote on road improvement program

Growth in South Carolina counties such as York and Lancaster has skyrocketed in the last 10 years. This has put road expansion and improvement in the forefront of many residents’ minds.

York County resident Julie Gasque says “We’ve grown so much, but the roads have not kept up with us.” 

Pennies For Progress, a twenty year old York County program, imposes a one percent sales tax on many goods and services. The money collected from the tax is earmarked for York County roads.

On election day, voters had the chance to vote on the fourth phase of the program which lists projects in problem areas across the county. This phase is the most expensive yet with the projects totaling nearly $300 million. 

If the project does not pass, South Carolinians may have to wait longer for changes to frequently traveled roads.