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New I-26 interchange in Berkeley Co. opens to drivers

Updated: Aug. 30, 2019 at 4:10 AM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - – The new I-26 Volvo interchange opened Friday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.

The new three-leg directional exit will cut commuter times going to the manufacturing plant, but developers say it’s another important step to much more development.

Across the street from the Volvo plant, a new commerce park called Camp Hall is being developed by Santee Cooper.

Although it’s not zoned to be a residential area, the development will include a Village Center that will have a fire station, convenience store, and gas station.

According to Santee Cooper, there are 1,300 developable acres of land ready for industry and it’s poised to bring 10,000 high-quality jobs to the area.

“Santee Cooper’s is working to make Camp Hall a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial commerce park that will bring jobs and more opportunity to the area and the state,” the company said in a statement.

According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the Volvo drive interchange took two and a half years from design, construction, to open.

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