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Before a contract to improve can be awarded, engineering design work must be done, rights-of-way signed by every property owner, and if needed the formal bids taken on the project. Generally this process takes two years to complete for a paved road and less than one year for a dirt road to be rocked. Remember that weather conditions play a big part in project completion.
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A State Law requires the appointment of a County Transportation Committee. This committee reviews priorities recommended by the County Department of Public Works and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Engineer. The priorities will include county, municipal, and state roads, and will also include paving, rocking, and resurfacing projects.
Call the Georgetown County Department of Public Works at 843-545-3438 and request a "C" Fund Petition. The petition will be mailed to you to complete and return to the Georgetown County Department of Public Works:2236 Browns Ferry RoadP.O. Drawer 421270Georgetown, SC 29442
Every property owner on the road must agree that:
Unless property owners agree to give rights-of-way, the road may not be considered.
Petitions may be submitted at any time during the year. Petitions submitted after April 1st of each year will be held for the following year.
Property owners, city/town/ county governments, South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Legislative Delegation. The "C" Fund Program exists to assist every jurisdiction to improve their public roads.
Yes, there are some conditions. The road must be a public road, publicly maintained by the state, county, or a city. It must connect to an existing publicly maintained road, and finally, the road should not possess any unusual features that could cause construction to be abnormal.
Although $1,100,000 is a substantial amount of money, it costs over $650,000 to pave one mile of roadway, or $20,000 to rock one mile. There are 269 miles of dirt roads in Georgetown County and there is no question that everyone wants to live on an improved road. Even though the "C" Fund Program was established to improve roads, such funds have also been used for resurfacing paved roads, constructing sidewalks, and installing traffic signals, which are important, but limits even further the actual amount available for road improvements.
The georgetown county department of public works at 843-545-3438.