D.O.T. Makes Progress on Road and Bridge Repairs After October Flood
The South Carolina Department of Transportation has worked hard to repair and reopen roads and bridges following October’s historic floods in the state, especially in the central part. Of 541 closures on Oct. 5, the department’s list is down to only 80, a repair rate of 85 percent. Spokesman Pete Poore talks about the work that exceeded expectations, why roads over dams will take the most time to replace, credits maintenance workers from lesser-impacted counties who came to help in other parts of the state, and the surprising reaction from the public to the department’s work.