Traffic clears up on I-26 east after construction caused delays

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Crews finished up work on Interstate 26 eastbound near the Dorchester Road exit Tuesday morning. The construction caused heavy traffic delays over the weekend and Monday.

Traffic was at a slow crawl on I-26 because of the construction early Monday morning. Crews started the work Friday night and were supposed to be finished at 5:30 a.m. Monday, but ran into some delays.

Spokesman Earl Capps says crews were doing drainage work.

The $66 million project will widen nearly three miles of I-26 from Ashley Phosphate Road to the Mark Clark Expressway.

A new completion date has not been set.

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