Santee’s Jafza Development Gets Boost


A $12.1 million federal grant will boost Orangeburg County’s development efforts by providing needed road work in Santee, according to Sixth District Congressman James E. Clyburn.

Clyburn announced Monday the county has received a $12.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER grant to create a southbound access ramp from U.S. Highway 301 to Interstate 95.

The project will also extend Highway 301 from the interchange to the site of the Jafza intermodal distribution center.

“Today’s TIGER grant is an early Christmas present for the State of South Carolina,” Clyburn said in a release. “This project will make a Continental Tire or Boeing aircraft-type project possible for Orangeburg County and the I-95 corridor.” Clyburn previously secured $10.3 million for the work. South Carolina is providing $3 million and Orangeburg County has secured $1 million.


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