South Carolina Department of Transportation — Project Lifeline

When Hurricane Florence slammed into the coastline of the Carolinas in September 2018, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) jumped into action to identify locations that would help keep transportation flowing even as heavy wind and rain posed roadway use hazards. The $1.4 million “Project Lifeline” identified four locations that could help keep lines of transportation open. Flood barriers were constructed and sandbags were placed on the roads, with water-filled barriers installed on other routes as well. The quick action and operations of the SCDOT allowed for all transportation to continue and prioritized the safety of all residents, ultimately helping save lives.