SCDOT delays Main Rd. drainage work

SCDOT delays Main Rd. drainage work

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The state's Department of Transportation will delay a drainage work project affecting Main Road, a spokesman says.

The road had been scheduled to be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday for crews to clear drains in the hopes of preventing massive flooding seen earlier in September.

SCDOT spokesman James Law said that project would be delayed because of high tide concerns this week. It is not yet known when the work will take place.

The Charleston County Finance Committee voted in favor of plans to build a flyover or overpass in hopes of reducing the stress of traffic on and off Johns Island in the future.

The plan has to go before council for final approval. The flyover will cost between $60 and $65 million.

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