As South Carolina Booms, Its Roads Go Bust05:25
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A cement truck drives north along the south bound lane of I-95 as workers fix  a 13 mile portion of the major east coast highway that continues to be closed due to concerns about nine bridges along the closed portion of Interstate 95 that were affected by flood waters on October 10, 2015 in Santee, South Carolina. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A cement truck drives north along the south bound lane of I-95 as workers fix a 13 mile portion of the major east coast highway that continues to be closed due to concerns about nine bridges along the closed portion of Interstate 95 that were affected by flood waters on October 10, 2015 in Santee, South Carolina. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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South Carolina’s economy is booming. Its manufacturing and tourism industries have recovered from the Great Recession and unemployment is down to 5.5 percent. But while the Palmetto State is one of the fastest-growing in the nation, its roads and bridges are in deplorable shape, as Russ McKinney of South Carolina Public Radio reports.

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  • Russ McKinney, reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio.

This segment aired on February 19, 2016.

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