Road crews shifting traffic in Bees Ferry Road widening project

Published: Jun. 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM EDT
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Drivers face a lane shift beginning Tuesday on a portion of Bees Ferry Road along with a new round of lane closures as work on a widening project continues.

Workers are shifting traffic to the outside lanes to create room for road crews to construct a median. Shifting traffic to the outside lanes will allow workers a one-lane buffer. Message boards will be placed on both sides of the shift to inform the traveling public, according to Charleston County Transportation Development spokesman Shawn Smentana.

Asphalt work will require temporary lane closures in multiple locations along Bees Ferry Road and on Highway 61 between Shadowmoss Parkway and Bees Ferry Road between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. between June 15 and June 20. Workers with flags will direct drivers through the closure.

This is part of an ongoing project to transform the entire 4.5 mile length of Bees Ferry Road from Savannah Highway to Ashley River Road.

The work is funded by the Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax Program, with partial funding approved by voters in the Transportation Sales Tax bond referendum.

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