Nov 18 2005

DeMint & Graham Announce South Carolina Projects

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2006 Transportation-Treasury-HUD Appropriations Bill containing several million dollars for South Carolina projects. Senators Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham voted in favor of the bill, which passed by unanimous consent. The bill has passed the House of Representatives. “This bill provides funds to maintain our roads, highways and infrastructure,” said Senator DeMint. “These projects are important to South Carolina in order to maintain our quality of life and encourage economic development.” “I am proud that South Carolina’s delegation was able to work together to provide funding for these important projects,” said Senator Graham. “The programs funded by this bill address a wide range of needs in our state. This money will help improve our transportation infrastructure, a vital part of future economic development, as well as provide much needed funding for housing and community organizations that help maintain a healthy workforce.” Highlights of the bill include: Lowcountry
  • Highway 278, Beaufort County, SC - $2,250,000
  • Charleston International Airport Parking Garage - $1,000,000
  • City of Charleston, SC for completed construction of the Spirit of South Carolina - $400,000
  • City of Walterboro, SC for construction of the great Swamp Sanctuary Discovery Center and associated streetscape - $300,000
  • Crisis Ministries Homeless Shelter in Charleston, SC for facilities renovation - $220,000
  • North Rhett Blvd Extension in Charleston, SC - $200,000
  • Town of St. Stephens, SC for renovation of the Berkeley Senior Center - $100,000
  • Progressive Club in John’s Island, SC for renovation of a multi-purpose building - $50,000
Grand Strand
  • I-73 - $2,050,000
  • Choppee Regional Resource Center, Georgetown County, SC - $100,000
Pee Dee
  • 1-95/327 improvements - $1,000,000
  • Security Improvements at Dillon County Airport - $500,000
  • Lee County I-20 Frontage Road US 15 to SC 341 - $400,000
  • Lee County, South Carolina for construction of a county recreation center - $250,000
  • National Council of Negro Women, Inc in Bishopville, South Carolina for construction of the Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial Park - $200,000
  • Marion County, South Carolina for constructing an outdoor wellness facility - $150,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee in Florence, South Carolina for renovation and expansion of Florence and Sumter facilities - $100,000
  • Williamsburg County Boys and Girls Club in Hemingway, SC for expansion and upgrading of facilities - $75,000
Piedmont
  • Trolley Study in Rock Hill - $400,000
  • City of Lancaster, SC for renovation of the “Hope on the Hill” adult education and afterschool center - $300,000
Upstate
  • City of Greenville, South Carolina for the development of Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research - $500,000
  • Replace Milford Road Bridge in Anderson, SC - $500,000
  • Town of Greenwood, SC for renovation of the Old Federal Courthouse - $400,000
  • South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind in Spartanburg, SC for dormitory renovation - $380,000
  • Roadway to improve Old Laurens Road, Laurens, SC $250,000
  • Upgrade Wells Highway/Sheep Farm Road Oconee SC - $250,000
  • Laurens County, South Carolina for the Hunter Industrial Park improvements - $60,000
Midlands
  • Briggs Delaine Pearson Bridge Connector - $2,000,000
  • Pedestrian Walkway at SCSU and Claflin University - $1,700,000
  • SCDOT Vehicle Acquisition - $1,600,000
  • Assembly Street Railroad Relocation, Columbia, SC - $1,300,000
  • Bobby Jones/Palmetto Parkway, N. Augusta, SC - $1,000,000
  • Engenuity South Carolina in the City of Columbia for the National Institute of Hydrogen Commercialization - $1,000,000
  • Lexington Connector, SC - $893,000 I-26/US1 Airport Intermodal Connector,
  • Lexington, SC - $750,000
  • Bible Way Community Development Corporation, Columbia, SC for construction of a multipurpose facility - $125,000
  • Aiken ILS Study at Aiken Municipal Airport - $100,000
  • Harden Street, Columbia, SC - $100,000
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