Dorchester Co. awarded $13 million for Highway 78 improvements

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DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) –

A grant will go toward improving Highway 78 in Dorchester County.

The United States Department of Transportation gave the county $13.25 million for the project which will address reliability and safety of the road, according to Rep. Mark Sanford.

“Now that the southeastern U.S. is one of the fastest growing regions of the country, this project is essential for regional transportation connectivity to move goods and people,” Sanford said in a statement. “In turn, this will attract and develop more commerce, economic growth, and jobs. Indeed, this infrastructure project will connect the people of the Lowcountry to education and employment opportunities.”

Sanford added the project will help South Carolina’s hurricane evacuation routes in the county. The grant was given through the Department of Transportation’s “TIGER” program, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery

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