IRMO, S.C. — Street Squad first heard from community member Joe Polek about the intersection of Dutch Fork Road and Johnson Marina Road in Irmo.
Polek asked us, "What in the world is going on at the corner intersection of Dutch Fork Road and Johnson Marina Road, just over the border in Chapin? Construction equipment and signs have been there for a year, but still no movement on anything."
Nearby resident Jim Buck said "It’s very unsightly, as you can see. These barrels have been out here and been run over and you can see the construction going on, it’s just very frustrating for those who live in the area.”
Jason Fulmer, SCDOT's manager for this specific project, said the current hold up is a sewer line that is in the way of the project.
"Right now we're working with a design firm in Richland County who owns that utility," Fulmer told us, "We’re hoping to have a resolution of the design hopefully even as early as this week and then get our contractor back out there to relocate the sewer."
Fulmer told us, "As far as road work, we really don’t have a whole lot left- Probably have 3-4 weeks left of road work left.”
He says the project will hopefully be finished by mid-summer if all works out.
The final goal is to have turning lanes and a stop light to help with traffic.
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