Vote to approve $550M of SC road work delayed
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A board that pays for major road projects in South Carolina has delayed its decision on how to spend $550 million and may reconsider which projects get money.
The Department of Transportation has released a list of seven interstate widening projects it wants to tackle. But on Thursday, the State Infrastructure Bank voted to delay its decision to approve the list for two weeks.
The board members discussed taking the money from widening Interstate 77 in Richland County and using it for design work on other projects that weren't part of the DOT list.
Supporters of the DOT list say the bank should listen to the experts on building and maintaining roads in South Carolina and not let politics influence the decision on where to do road work.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.