You Paid For It: Port access road on schedule to meet deadline

VIDEO: You Paid For It: Port Access Road Project

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This week, construction workers hit a milestone building the Port Access Road: the project is now halfway complete.

That project will connect I-26 to the Hugh Leatherman Terminal in North Charleston once it's built in two years.

The Hugh Leatherman Terminal is a $700 million project, a new container terminal that is supposed to boost capacity at the port by 50 percent.

But making sure people and businesses can get to the terminal from I-26 is not a cheap endeavor.

The Port Access Road will cost more than $220 million.

Construction is being managed by SCDOT for the State Ports Authority.

The new Terminal is supposed to open mid-2020 and the port access road must be finished by then. The SCDOT said they are on time to hit that deadline.

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