Traffic shift, nighttime lane closures extended in Bees Ferry Rd. project

Published: Jul. 7, 2014 at 9:56 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Road crews are extending nighttime lane closures and a shift of traffic as they continue the Bees Ferry Road widening project in West Ashley through Thursday, Charleston County officials say.

Motorists should expect lane closures on Hwy. 17 between Main Road and Hughes Road and on Hwy. 61 between Shadowmoss Parkway and Bees Ferry Road for asphalt work between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. At least one lane in each direction will always remain open on Hwy. 17.

Workers with flags will direct drivers safely through the closures, officials say.

The public is asked to watch for workers, traffic signs, speed limit reductions in the work zone and message board information.

All work is weather-permitting, county authorities say.

The project, designed to widen the entire 4.5 mile length of Bees Ferry Road from Hwy. 17 to Hwy 61, is being funded by the Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax Program and a voter-approved transportation sales tax bond referendum.

Construction began in January 2012 and is estimated to be completed by October 31, 2014.

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