Today, Congressman James E. Clyburn announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved $20 million to fund several highway and transit projects in the Sixth Congressional District. This funding was included in the INVEST in America Act, which passed the House today. The legislation still needs Senate approval and the President’s signature before the funds are distributed.
“I am pleased the House has approved these community priorities, which will address needs identified by local entities,” said Congressman Clyburn. “These project allocations mark the first opportunity for Members of Congress to respond directly to community requests in more than a decade. I have fought for, and will continue to support, the responsible and transparent appropriation of federal funds to meet the needs of the communities I have been elected to represent.”
Below is a list of projects in South Carolina for which Congressman Clyburn secured funding in the INVEST in America Act:
|US 21/US 178 Bypass Corridor Improvement||Orangeburg County||Widening the bypass corridor from the current two-lane highway to a five-lane highway||US 21/178 Bypass from US 301 to US 178 Orangeburg, SC, 29115||$7,800,000|
|Sumter Manning Avenue Bridge Multimodal Enhancements||City of Sumter||Multimodal redesign of the Manning Avenue||201 Manning Avenue City of Sumter, SC 29150||$4,000,000|
|Walk Bike Columbia||City of Columbia||Construction and implementation of bicycle and pedestrian lane||Citywide Columbia, SC 29201||$4,000,000|
|Santee Wateree Regional Transit Authority (SWRTA) Project||SWRTA||Rehabilitation and renovation of administration & maintenance facilities||129 South Harvin Street Sumter, SC 29150
21 Holmes Garden Road Sumter, SC 29153
|Corridor Improvement at Old State Road (US 21/176) from Savany Hunt Creek Road (S-86) to Old Sandy Run Road (S-31)||Lower Savannah Council of Governments||Addition of paved shoulders to enhance vehicular safety||Old State Rd (US 21/176) from Savany Hunt Creek Rd (S-86) to Old Sandy Run Rd (S-31) Calhoun County, SC 29053||$1,100,000|
|Old State Rd. Intersection Improvement||Lower Savannah Council of Governments||Intersection Improvements||Intersection of Old State Rd (US 21/176) & Savany Hunt Creek Rd (S-86) approx. 1.1 miles NE of I-26 Calhoun County, SC 29053||$1,100,000|
The INVEST in America Act will fund over $700 billion in infrastructure needs across the country. This includes $343 billion for roads and bridges, $109 billion for transit, $95 billion for passenger and freight rail and $117 billion for drinking water infrastructure and assistance. If enacted, these infrastructure and transportation investments will ultimately make America’s roads and communities safer while creating good-paying jobs and promoting economic growth.
A full fact sheet of the INVEST in America Act can be found here.