CHARLESTON, SC - CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation is advising motorists of road work taking place on Interstate 26 and I-526 this week.
Approximately 2.5 miles of asphalt will be replaced on I-526 in the left eastbound lane from the SC 7 overpass to the Westmoreland Bridge. About four miles of this lane will be closed to create a work zone for the safety of motorists.
The resurfacing project is expected to take two nights beginning Tuesday, weather permitting. Each night's work will begin around 9 p.m. with single-lane closures.
An I-26 project will put a new surface on 9.5 miles of highway between Ashley Phosphate Road and mile marker 199 at U.S. Highway 17A.
This work will also be done at night, but will take approximately two months to complete.
The repaving project is being completed because of numerous motorist complaints related to loose stones and rocks damaging vehicles.
Work to remove old asphalt on I-26 will begin at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, when one of the three eastbound lanes is closed near Summerville.
The lane closure schedule for the I-26 work is Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. During those times, at least one lane will be closed.
Two of the three lanes that run each way may be closed after 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and after 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.