I-77 bridge under construction

BLYTHEWOOD – A 24/7 project to repair the Blythewood Road bridge spanning I-77 has begun in earnest after a one month delay. A spokesperson for the S. C. Department of Transportation said the project is supposed to be complete by the end of next month, but it could take longer.

The traffic pattern will not be detoured for the project since the bridge is wide enough to stage the construction so that the lanes can shift and be moved, the spokesperson said. However, there will still be one lane open in each direction throughout the project except when two turning lanes will have to be removed on separate weeks. There will also be some temporary daytime lane closures when the staging is being set or shifted.

Interstate I-77 below the bridge will experience night time lane closures during painting, jacking and bearing repair of the bridge.

Once the work commences, it will continue 7 days a week until the repairs are complete.

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