Counties have made plans to spend less than half of the $216 million in road money that lawmakers set aside for them last year.
Only $4 million from the money set aside in last summer’s budget has been spent so far, The Greenville News reports.
The 22 counties that haven’t submitted their plans to the state Department of Transportation yet say they are working on determining which projects should get money.
The DOT says four counties have identified all projects and are advertising for contractors, while the rest have made plans and committed money.
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Unable to reach a state road repair deal, lawmakers may send more money to counties in this year’s budget. The House Ways and Means Committee set aside $250 million to send to counties to repave and repair roads.