Roads & Bridges

Road Construction SignResponsibilities

The Roads and Bridges Department (which consists of 4 maintenance areas and a roving/construction crew) maintains and repairs roads which are under the County’s jurisdiction. This includes approximately 883 miles of unpaved roads and approximately 147 miles of paved roads.

The department’s construction division is responsible for the construction and paving of county owned roads which is funded under the Capital Projects Sales Tax.


  • Fabricate, install and maintain street name signs on all roads in the county except for those within the City Limits of Orangeburg
  • Install and maintain traffic control signs on County maintained roads
  • Install and repair driveway pipes and culverts
  • Issue encroachment permits for work to be done within the prescribed limits of a county maintained road or within the road right-of-way
  • Maintain outfall ditches that provide drainage away from County roads
  • Maintain roads that are under the County’s jurisdiction
  • Maintain roadside vegetation
  • Patch pavement potholes
  • Pave driveway aprons on county maintained paved roads

Roads and Bridges Department does not:

  • Install or maintain traffic lights
  • Provide maintenance on any state or private road or property
  • Provide water or sewer services