What is RoadWise?

Charleston County RoadWise is the name of Charleston County government's management program for the construction of road, highway, resurfacing, paving and drainage projects that are funded by the Charleston County Transportation Half-Cent Sales Tax. In the fall of 2004, Charleston County voters agreed to add a half-cent sales tax on purchases made in the county for 25 years or a total investment of $1.3 billion. (click here to download the ordinance). The sales tax will be spent on two priorities - green space acquisition and transportation projects including mass transit. Collections of sales tax funds began to be collected in May of 2005. 


Voters passed a second bond referendum in November, 2006, which approved an additional issuance of up to $205 million that may be used on additional roadway projects. (Click here to download the referendum.)