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10 miles of I-20 in Richland and Lexington counties to be resurfaced

Department of Transportation to begin work July 12, expected to finish paving project by December 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced it will begin scraping and repaving a ten mile stretch of I-20 in Richland and Lexington counties on July 12, weather permitting.

The $6.5 million project begins in Lexington County at mile marker 60.6 (the end of the I-20 Widening Project), and ends in Richland County at mile marker 70 (a quarter-mile east of Fairfield Road).

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According to SCDOT, while this project falls in the I-20 and I-26 corridor, it is not part of the Carolina Crossroad Project and does not indicate the start of the Carolina Crossroads project. Procurement for construction Phase 1 of Carolina Crossroads began on April 1, and procurement of construction of Phase 2 will start on July 15. This necessary pavement preservation project will maintain a safe interstate pavement system from the time of completion to the point when Phases 2 and 3 of Carolina Crossroads are constructed. Learn more about the phased construction approach for Carolina Crossroads at http://www.scdotcarolinacrossroads.com/phasing.html.

During the interstate preservation work, the surface of the Eastbound and Westbound lanes will be removed by milling and then they will be resurfaced with Hot Mix Asphalt to improve ride ability. No additional lanes or ramps will be constructed. Traffic will be staged utilizing temporary traffic control devices to separate the work zone from interstate traffic.

NOTE: All travel lanes will remain open during daytime hours to minimize impacts to motorists. Any ramp closures needed for construction will be performed at night, when the volume of traffic is reduced. 

Drivers traveling through the work zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working adjacent to traffic at all times. “Let ‘em Work. Let ‘em Live.”

Motorists can use SCDOT’s 511 Traveler system (http://www.511sc.org/) for updates to help make travel decisions. For more information concerning this project, the public may contact Resident Construction Engineer Jeremy Yuhas at 803-796-9540 or YuhasJD@scdot.org.

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