Richland County officials on May 8 kicked off a dirt-road paving initiative that's the first project to be funded under its Transportation Penny Tax program.
The county plans to pave 29 roads this year and pay for the work with nearly $2.9 million from a 1 percent local sales tax, plus other supplemental funds. The tax was approved by voters in November 2012 and went into effect in May 2013.
I think it would be good to do this in Beaufort County. We still have a lot of dirt roads in the county, and it seems that only some are approved to be paved. What is the criteria for a dirt road to get paved here?
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