BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation is reminding drivers of upcoming emergency work on the College Park Road overpass.
Nearly two weeks ago a tractor trailer hit the overpass causing serious damage. A contractor has been hired and recenlty delivered new beams.
Work will begin this week. Drivers should prepare for a slow commute in this area of interestate 26.
· Friday April 26 at 9:00 p.m. to Saturday April 27 until 8:00 a.m.
· Saturday April 27 at 9:00 p.m. until Sunday April 28 at 10:00 a.m.
DETOUR & CLOSURES:
- Motorists on I-26 East will be diverted onto the off ramp at Exit 203 (College Park Rd.) then will proceed immediately back on to I-26 East.
- There will be no turns onto College Park Road permitted.
- Motorists wishing to travel South on College Park Road are asked to use Exit 205A and travel US 78 West back to College Park Road.
- Motorists wishing to travel North on College Park Road are asked to use Exit 205B, then get back on I-26 West. From there, vehicles will be permitted to take Exit 203 on to College Park Road traveling north.
- The College Park Road overpass will be closed to all traffic over Interstate 26.
- Motorists heading south from Goose Creek will be able to access Interstate 26 headed west to Columbia.
- Southbound motorists wishing to continue across the interstate or enter the interstate headed east to Charleston will be asked to detour on Treeland Drive, Royal Road and US 78.
- Motorists headed north on College Park Road from Ladson will not have any access to the interstate. However, all businesses will be accessible. The public will be asked to follow US 78 East to I -26 West back to College Park Road.
- Interstate 26 westbound traffic will be unaffected; however, no left turns will be permitted when exiting at College Park Road. Those motorists are being asked to use Exist 205B and take US78 to College Park Road.
- Drivers can expect the current, reduced lane configurations. All work is expected to be substantially complete on or before Memorial Day, May 27th. The above dates and times are subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen conditions.
- Signs, message boards, cones and law enforcement will be present to direct traffic and motorists are advised to use caution in work zones.