Scheduled Hwy 17 closure in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday canceled

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - The closure of Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant that was scheduled for Thursday night has been canceled.

A full closure of Highway 17 beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 19 through 5 a.m. on Friday, July 20 was scheduled so crews could set overhangs for the new Hungryneck/I-526 Bridge. Officials did not say why the closure was canceled.

The overhangs will be placed at a later date that has yet to be determined.

Officials recommend the following detour routes for when the closure is rescheduled:

Highway 17 north bound traffic (heading to Awendaw) can follow detour signs to Bowman Road, just before the new Johnnie Dodds/Bowman Road overpass, take a left onto Bowman Road, continue onto Mathis Ferry Road, and follow Mathis Ferry Road north to US 17.   Should Highway 17 northbound traffic either miss the Bowman road exit before the new overpass or want to use Rifle Range Road, there is also a signed detour turning right from US 17 at the Wando Crossing shopping center (just after the Chuck Dawley (I-526) Overpass), then right onto Stuart Engals Boulevard, left onto Bowman Road, and left onto Rifle Range Road to US 17.

Highway 17 south bound traffic (heading towards Charleston) shall follow detour signs right onto Mathis Ferry Road.

Hungryneck Boulevard traffic is being rerouted to and from US 17 via Venning Road.