South Carolina DOT Announces Next Phases of Carolina Crossroads Project

Feb. 27, 2024
Widening to Interstates 20, 26, and 126 next to move forward

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials have laid out the next phases of construction on the Carolina Crossroads project, including advancing the interstate widening projects on Interstate 20 and the improvements to the Interstate 126 and Interstate 26 interchange while utility coordination and project development continues in the main interchange area.

Drivers in the area can expect to see clearing work continue throughout the project corridor. This includes building demolitions and other clearing of the right of way. This work will allow SCDOT to expedite the utility work needed to begin work on the system to system interchange. 

The construction on I-20 west of Bush River Road to widen the interstate has been accelerated and is anticipated to begin construction in 2025. Concurrent with that project, an additional phase of construction work on the interchange of I-126 and I-26 is expected to go to construction in 2026. Both of these phases of work have been accelerated and advanced to tie in with other widening and interchange improvement projects completing soon.

“Carolina Crossroads is one of the largest infrastructure projects in our state’s history and we recognize the critical nature of this project not just for the Midlands, but for our state as a whole," said Christy A. Hall, P.E., secretary of transportation, in a statement. "Our commitment to this important project has not wavered and I feel confident that this new project structure is going to give us a better project at the end of the day.”

SCDOT will host an open house meeting for members of the community on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dutch Square Center located at 421 Bush River Road.

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Source: The South Carolina Department of Transportation

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