DOT Has Plan to Fund Highway 17 Widening - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/24/05

DOT Has Plan to Fund Highway 17 Widening

Plans to widen a deadly stretch of US Highway 17 from Gardens Corner in Beaufort County to Colleton County are moving along. The South Carolina Department of Transportation has come up with a plan to make this $150 million widening project a reality.

But it's going to require some creative financing.

"The application for the $150 million to the state infrastructure bank included a portion that would involve a partnership with Colleton County, Low Country Council of Governments, and Beaufort County to cost share an annual total of $1.3 million," said Beaufort County administrator Gary Kubic.

And that cost would be over the next 20 years. Those groups will meet in the next month to figure out the details in time for the DOT to submit its application.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

 

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