The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reports that the following two South Carolina highway repair projects have finished ahead of schedule this fall:
Repairs that required a lane closure along I-95 near Santee were finished on Oct. 22, 19 days ahead of schedule. The work on the northbound portion of I-95 involved repairs to the bridge deck over Lake Marion at the Clarendon-Orangeburg county line. The repairs were necessary after a routine inspection by SCDOT bridge inspectors showed concrete deteriorating on the bridge deck. The concrete span was built in the late 1960s.
Replacement of the SC 150 bridge over I-85 near Gaffney was completed on Oct. 21, 28 days ahead of schedule. After a tractor-trailer crash in the early morning hours of May 23 damaged the bridge’s support columns, Transportation Secretary Robert St. Onge issued an emergency order to remove damaged portions of the bridge for speedy reopening of I-85 northbound. The completion of this replacement returns the local route overpass of I-85 to the public for use.