RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — If you travel Killian Road on a regular basis, you'll want to be aware of some extended construction work that may impact your commute over the next several weeks.

In order to improve the bridge over Interstate 77, one lane of Killian Road westbound in Richland County will be closed for approximately 6 weeks beginning June 10.

The contractor's work to repair to the bridge deck over I-77 will take place in two stages.

Beginning the night of June 10, the right lane of westbound Killian Road will be closed starting at Killian Crossing and ending beyond the overpass of I-77. 

Upon completion of the right lane of the bridge, traffic will be shifted onto the new lane and the left lane will then be closed to traffic to continue the final stage of the bridge deck repairs.

All on-ramps and off-ramps to I-77 at this interchange will remain open during construction.

Each stage will last approximately 3 weeks. The entire project is estimated to take approximately 6 weeks, barring delays due to weather or other circumstances. SCDOT says work will be done around the clock to minimize the impact on motorists as much as possible.

Drivers should watch signs for construction information and are encouraged to avoid the area by taking alternate routes if possible during construction. Please use caution in the work zone. "Let 'em Work. Let 'em Live."

The project is part of SCDOT's 10-year strategic plan to rehabilitate and improve structurally deficient bridges across South Carolina.