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Charleston County's Richard Turner gives 2015 Sorenson award luncheon an overview of agency's pavement preservation program

of annual C funds allowed county staff to
begin assessing and categorizing municipal, unincorporated Charleston County, and
state secondary paved roads.
The passing of the 0.5-cent sales tax
guarantees $4 million annually until 2031
and has allowed the pavement management program to more effectively accomplish its purpose.
James "Jim" Armstrong, deputy county
administrator of Transportation/Public
Works, has been with Charleston County
for 29 years and has seen the improvements of the pavement management
program firsthand.
"By the time I became the pavement manager in 1996, the allocated C funds were
already having a tremendous impact on
Charleston County roads," Armstrong said.
"The re-vamping of the pavement management program was immediately successful,
so when it came time to request dedicated
TST resurfacing allocations from County
Council, everyone was in agreement."
Even with the money provided by the
C fund and TST, there is still a shortfall
in pavement management funding. The
program has historically received about

$3 million from the CCTC (approximately
70 percent of the county's C funds) and
$4 million from the TST, equating to an
annual budget of $7 million. With the
expansion of various techniques used by
staff to provide a better treatment of the
road system, the program predicts the need
for $10 million annually to maintain the
network at its current level of condition.
2016 BOOST IN FUNDING
The good news is that in 2016, the South
Carolina legislature voted to raise the gas tax
to 28.75 cents per gallon. This change is taking place in two-cent increments and started
in 2017. The amount of money allocated to
the C fund will also increase to 3.99 cents/
gallon sold, which will also take place in
0.3325 cent increments, beginning in the
fiscal year 2019. By 2021, the South Carolina
DOT has projected the CCTC will receive
$8.1 million in C funds. Should the CCTC
agree to continue dedicating 70 percent of
funds to pavement management, the program
will receive $5.6 million beginning 2021.
In addition to the increase in dedicated
C funds, the program now has a guarantee of funding until 2042. Charleston

County residents voted to pass a second
sales tax referendum in November 2016,
which extends the life of the resurfacing
allocations for 11 years after the 2004 TST
ceases collections in 2031. Not only does
this second TST extend the life of the program, but it also increases the number of
allocated funds from $4 to $5 million.
The dedicated and consistent funding of a
pavement management program is no easy
feat. In the case of Charleston County, it took
the collaboration of both state and county
governments, the support of its citizens, and
an advanced pavement management system.
Perhaps the most important factor in
guaranteed funding is the confidence
behind the program. Should representatives
or citizens lose faith in the programs ability
to improve roads within the county, then
funding could quickly be redistributed to
other transportation infrastructure matters.
"The Charleston County pavement management program continues to serve as
an example to counties throughout the
state of South Carolina," said Armstrong.
"It's the positive results of this program
that ensures both dedicated and consistent funding."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018

President’s Message
PPRS Nice 2018: U.S. in Era of Asset Management, Pavement Preservation, Says Aashto’s Wright
Measuring Sustainability of Preservation and Eco-Efficiency of Cape Seals
Dedicated, Consistent Funding for World-Class Preservation Programs
As Loadings Rise, Preservation Data Gathers
‘Green’ Antistrip Offers Option in Pennsylvania
AEMA + ARRA + ISSA = PPRA
Profiles in Preservation: Surprises in Emulsions
Index of Advertisers
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Intro
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - PPRS Nice 2018: U.S. in Era of Asset Management, Pavement Preservation, Says Aashto’s Wright
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Measuring Sustainability of Preservation and Eco-Efficiency of Cape Seals
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Dedicated, Consistent Funding for World-Class Preservation Programs
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - As Loadings Rise, Preservation Data Gathers
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - ‘Green’ Antistrip Offers Option in Pennsylvania
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - AEMA + ARRA + ISSA = PPRA
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Profiles in Preservation: Surprises in Emulsions
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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