Jun 12 2003

Transportation Earmarks Become Reality

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has released funds for South Carolina. Graham announced the earmarks when they were approved by Congress in February.
  • $2,000,000 to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for improvements to US 17/521 in Georgetown;
  • $1,000,000 to SCDOT for the Railroad Avenue Extension in Berkeley County;
  • $496,750 to SCDOT for improvements to the I-26 Little Mountain Interchange in Greenville;
  • $250,000 to the Partnership for Tomorrow for a rail relocation study in Greer. This project would eliminate rail crossings, and open land for economic development or recreation purposes.
“The budget passed by Congress earlier this year demonstrated fiscal discipline and stayed within the budget request of the President,” said Graham. “The projects awarded to South Carolina were based on merit, and will greatly benefit our state. I'm glad the Department of Transportation is now releasing the funds to the state so these projects can move forward.”