COLUMBIA, S.C. — Business leaders are thanking legislators for “finally” passing a law that eventually provides $630 million annually for repairing South Carolina’s crumbling roadways.

Businesses with the state Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance to Fix Our Roads have been urging legislators for several years to find a reliable, steady revenue stream to fix the state’s unsafe roads, or risk losing jobs to other states.

They held a news conference Thursday to celebrate the state’s biggest infrastructure improvement law in 30 years.

Sonoco CEO Jack Sanders thanked the Legislature for voting swiftly Wednesday to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto.

Michelin North America President Pete Selleck says legislators who worked toward a solution displayed leadership and courage.

But he cautioned drivers not to expect “instant gratification,” as the law has a six-year phase-in.