What’s Driving You Crazy: Status of the Hwy 61 safety improvement project

VIDEO: What’s Driving You Crazy: Status of the Hwy 61 safety improvement project

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A new phase of road construction is expected to begin this year on Highway 61 in Dorchester County.

In the fall of 2020, construction on the southern end of the highway caused major delays for drivers and some safety concerns. The work on the first part of the project, which included widening 6.5 miles of roadway, wrapped up in December but the second phase of work is set to start in the new year.

Staff with the South Carolina Department of Transportation say this part of the project will include an 8.25 mile section of Highway 61 from the Colleton County line to the intersection of Hwy 17A. The road will be repaved and will get new four-foot shoulders and rumble strips. Crews will also add better paint and reflectors to help drivers see better, especially at night.

The goal is to be done with the entire project by November 2021. You can see a map of the project and read more details by clicking here.

Is something driving you crazy on Lowcountry roads? Have you seen too many crashes at a particular intersection? Have you seen signage that doesn’t make sense or too many potholes? You can email tell us about your question or concern by emailing Abbey O’Brien at aobrien@live5news.com or you can fill out a form by clicking: this link.

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