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County not responsible for Taxahaw Road

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A recent letter to the editor drew a comparison between the condition of Taxahaw Road and county buildings. Taxahaw Road is a state secondary road and as such Lancaster County does not own or maintain this roadway.
I will readily admit that it desperately needs maintenance and our delegation is aware of this fact. Sen. Greg Gregory recently wrote a column about the road maintenance problem South Carolina faces and his proposed legislative solution. I, for one, support Sen. Gregory’s initiative.
In addition, County Council is considering starting the process to send a new round of capital project sales tax projects to the voters for their consideration. While the final decision rests with the voters, it is hoped that a significant number of roads can be resurfaced under this program. State roads will likely be included so we can work with S.C. Department of Transportation to improve them.

Steve Willis
Lancaster County
administrator