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DOT commission money list includes 3 major projects in Midlands

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/AP) - State transportation officials have released the highway projects they want completed first with the up to $1 billion in extra money South Carolina has set aside for its roads.

Included in the list of seven projects is the widening of Interstate 26 to eight lanes between St. Andrews Boulevard and Broad River Road. Also on the list is a plan to widen 10 miles of Interstate 20 in Lexington County west of US 378 and a project to widen Interstate 77 in Richland County from SC 277 to I-20.

Other projects in the state include widening Interstate 85 to eight lanes in Greenville and Spartanburg counties, widening I-526 to six lanes near Charleston and widening I-85 to six lanes in Cherokee County.

The Department of Transportation Commission sent the list to the State Infrastructure Bank last week. The bank does not have to abide by the board's wishes.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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