DOT Asks Counties to Help Pay for US 17 Widening - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/18/05

DOT Asks Counties to Help Pay for US 17 Widening

Beaufort and Colleton Counties may have to chip in to help pay for the widening of US Highway 17 in the Low Country. The South Carolina DOT wants the two counties to come with a total of $26 million.

Colleton County Council members met about this yesterday, and say they have reservations about raising taxes to pay for a federal highway.

Thirty-three people have died on the 22-mile stretch of the road in Colleton and Beaufort Counties since 1997.

Reported by: Jamie Ertle, jertle@wtoc.com

 

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