Wilson Announces $6.5 Million in Transportation Bill for Highway 278

Mar 25, 2004
Press Release
Today, Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that $6.5 million designated for improvements to Highway 278 over six years has been included in H.R. 3550, the Transportation Equity Act. The bill has passed the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and is awaiting action on the House Floor. “This is first time funds have been authorized for this project and it is proof positive that Congress is realizing the urgent need for safety improvements to Highway 278,” said Congressman Wilson. “While we are still in the beginning stages of the process, we will continue to fight for the necessary funding to protect the people traveling this road everyday.” Highway 278 was appropriated $2 million in federal funding for fiscal year 2003, and $1 million in fiscal year 2004. ###