What’s Driving You Crazy: Potholes, cracked pavement in Williamsburg Co.

Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 5:02 PM EST
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KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCSC) - Work on a road South Carolina Department of Transportation engineers say is in “bad shape” is expected to start soon in Williamsburg County.

A Live 5 News viewer wrote in to ask about when SCDOT would fix the potholes and crumbling asphalt along Kindale Park Road and Pinckney Road. They also asked why part of the road is in good shape while the other part of the road is crumbling.

“The paving that was done on the south end of Kindale Park Road was a thin lift preventative maintenance course,” SCDOT assistant resident engineer Chris Coleman said. “The north end of Kindale Park Road is in bad shape, I would expect that road will be on a standard resurfacing contract in the near future.”

SCDOT resident maintenance engineer Richard Livingston said Kindale Park Road was split into two segments because of the varying conditions.

“The segment from Gausetown Road (S-45-455) to Hemingway Hwy (SC 261) was in good condition and therefore a candidate for preservation,” Livingston added. “Preservation is a surface treatment used to extend to pavement life of a road in good condition. The segment from Eastland Avenue (S-45-186) to Gausetown Road (S-45-455) is in poor condition and therefore it was selected for resurfacing. Resurfacing is utilized when a road needs significant repairs.”

The poor segment is included in a resurfacing contract awarded at the end of 2020. Livingston expects work to begin on that part of the road soon.

“Pinckney Road is included on the non-federal aid resurfacing candidate list and is eligible for resurfacing. Unfortunately, it is not included in a resurfacing project at this time,” he added. It will be considered for future resurfacing projects and in the meantime, crews will schedule patching for upkeep.

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