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.