DOT to Replace Fulmer Road Bridge

Bridge Map April 22 copyBLYTHEWOOD (April 21, 2016) – A bridge on Fulmer Road in Blythewood is scheduled to be taken out and replaced beginning Monday, May 2, according to a letter of notification to Blythewood Town Hall from Robert Dickinson, Acting District Engineering Administrator with the S.C. Department of Transportation.

Replacement of the bridge, which extends over Beasley Creek, is necessary because of structural deficiencies, Dickenson said. It will be replaced with a 110-foot pre-stressed concrete bridge.

The bridge is expected to be closed for 11 weeks. Detours will be set up on adjacent roads, including Turkey Farm Road and Wilson Boulevard, during construction.

“Pending any delays due to weather conditions and fabricator problems, the new bridge should be reopened to traffic by July 15,” Dickinson said.

“Because of the relatively low traffic volumes, and in order to minimize the construction time, cost and impact to property owners in the area, the road will be closed and traffic detoured during construction,” Dickenson said. “The current plan is for the detour to use roads U.S. 21 (Wilson Boulevard) and Turkey Farm Road.”

Dickenson said no major businesses will be impacted by the road closing. For more information about the road closing, Dickinson can be contacted at 803-737-6660.


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