COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County reported that a section of Rabbit Run Road in the Lower Richland area has reopened after the completion of a drainage improvement project.

The section of the road between Richland Hills and Alexander Pointe subdivisions in Hopkins was closed in November to allow work crews to install new culverts to improve drainage along the roadway and address flooding in the neighborhoods near Branch Creek.

Rabbit Run Rd culvert
Richland County Transportation contractors began installing new culverts beneath Rabbit Run Road in November.
Richland County

With the new culverts in place, contractors with Richland County Transportation began repaving the amended section of Rabbit Run Road on Friday. Temporary striping was then added and the road reopened to motorists and pedestrians.  

Crews still have to apply thermoplastic striping to make the current stripes reflective and more visible at night. That work will be completed at a later date. 

The Rabbit Run Road repairs are part of the Southeast Richland Neighborhood Improvements Project (SERN). Impending projects under SERN include a new two-lane road connecting Garners Ferry Road to Rabbit Run Road and two multi-use paths in the area.