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Senate OKs roads plan that would fix Malfunction Junction

Malfunction Junction
Malfunction Junction

The S.C. Senate approved a road-repair proposal Tuesday that includes fixing Malfunction Junction.

The Senate still must give final approval to the plan, and senators could change the proposal before that vote.

The plan would provide roughly $4 billion for road projects over the next 10 years. Nearly 400 bridges would be replaced, and Malfunction Junction — the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008 — would be fixed.

Senators have to approve the plan by Thursday to meet the crossover deadline for legislation. If they fail to meet that deadline, it would be difficult for the S.C. House to consider the proposal this year.

Cassie Cope: 803-771-8657, @cassielcope