Roads and Drainage
"On The Job 24/7"
400 Powell Rd
Columbia, SC 29203
To maintain and improve the roads and drainage infrastructure of Richland County in order to enhance public safety and protect public health.
The Richland County Roads and Drainage Division maintains approximately 770 miles of paved and unpaved roads and bridges. Our Division is divided into five maintenance groups providing the following services: dirt road maintenance, drainage maintenance and repair, shoulder maintenance, dust control on dirt roads, asphalt roadway repairs, roadside maintenance, sign maintenance, right of way conformance, pavement marking, snow removal, bridge repair, etc.
Did You Know?
Concrete or Asphalt that has been installed in the curb or gutter by citizens, causes sediment to build up and creates flooding issues.
Please contact the Ombudsman’s Office at (803) 929-6000 before planting shrubbery or trees, so that a representative can provide you with the right of way clearance information. This has become a serious maintenance issue that causes damage to the asphalt, sidewalks and is a tripping hazard to citizens.
We are continuing to upgrade our roadway signage throughout Richland County! This is in an effort to make all of our signage more visible and legible for our residents and visitors to our area.
A Neighborhood Issue and How YOU Can Help!
Storm Drains / Catch Basins
Please do not leave yard debris such as leaves, limbs, trash, etc. in the roadway that will be washed into your storm drains or catch basins. This is the main cause of flooding issues in your neighborhood. Please dispose of waste appropriately. If you see someone illegally discharging waste, please contact the Ombudsman's office at (803) 929-6000.
Take the opportunity at your next neighborhood meeting to discuss this issue and participate in neighborhood clean-up efforts to clean out and around your neighborhood basins before they become an emergency.