Lowcountry Road Closures

Three traffic and road reports are coming this week and could affect your commute


Daytime lane closures Monday August 1 through Friday August 5 on Harbor View Road  for the road improvements project road work will take place between 9 AM and 3:30 PM this week.  At least one lane will be open for traffic at all times and flagmen will be present to direct traffic.  Businesses and properties along Harbor View Road will be accessible at all times.

This project is to improve traffic flow and safety along Harbor View Drive as well as provide adequate  bike and pedestrian facilities. The project will include a center two-lane left turn lane between North Shore Drive and Affirmation Boulevard in addition to right turn lanes at major intersections.  There will also be additional traffic signals put in at Fort Sumter Drive and Mikell Drive. The construction of a roundabout is also in place for the intersection of Harbor View Road and Fort Johnson Road with the addition of pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The project is slated for completed by December 2016.

Another lane closure on Miles Jamison Road in Summerville. One lane will be closed starting at 7pm on Sunday, July 31 in front of Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary School near the Coastal Center. The lane will be closed all night but will be open by 6am Monday morning.

Another alert is in Newberry County. A lane of 1-26 eastbound will be closed for a 2.5 mile stretch starting at mile marker 81, starting at 8pm on Sunday, July 31 until Friday, August 5. South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be making repairs to the bride over the Palmetto Trail west of Crims Creek. The speed limit will drop from 70mph to 45mph in the work zone. Heavy traffic congestion is expected, but you can avoid the area by using alternate exits. Some alternate routes can be found by downloading the SCDOT app.

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