A Management Review of the South Carolina Department of Transportation
Members of the General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct an audit of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT). Our audit focused on how SCDOT has managed its resources. Because the department has limited resources to construct and maintain the state’s roads and bridges, it is important for SCDOT management to carefully control agency expenditures to minimize waste and maximize cost-effectiveness.
We found that SCDOT did not always control expenditures in the areas we reviewed, particularly consultant contracts. Also, management did not always maximize available resources. However, SCDOT has taken appropriate action to control costs in construction contracts and some administrative areas.