Road to Columbia
Abbeville County native leads SCDOT
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM
How much salt does it take to combat one of the worst winter storms in decades? About 34.2 million pounds. To say nothing of an additional 1.5 million gallons of salt brine mixture. Coordinating that kind of effort across nearly 41,000 miles of highway and secondary roads is a monumental task. But that's just one of the tasks Christy Hall, acting South Carolina secretary of transportation, faces on a near daily basis.
Acting Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall stands in front of a the reclamation machine, a project she is very proud of. This machine permanently reconstructs severely damaged roadways.
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"It's a team effort," Hall said. "The (South Carolina Department of Transportation) has some of the best employees you'll ever find. They make me look good."
Hall's humility and teambuilding come from her small "gentleman's farm," where she was born and raised in the Nations community outside of Lowndesville. By no means a commercial farm, Hall and her two sisters did have to tend to several chickens and a sizable family garden.
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