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CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA)- Setting up next 7 days, motorists can count on some main highway improvements to start off on I-85 at the Exit 95 interchange— which suggests closures and detours.
According to the SCDOT, this is a component of the Interstate 85 widening venture in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Commencing on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, interchange at exit 95 will be rebuilt and modernized with a new bridge and new ramps to provide safer, improved visitors move.
Officials explained this closure is anticipated to previous all around 9 months but the agenda could be impacted by adverse weather conditions or utility problems.
“The South Carolina Section of Transportation (SCDOT) is doing the job to modernize this interchange as well as the relaxation of the 21-mile-extensive I-85 corridor through Spartanburg and Cherokee counties – an $830 million investment for this important part of South Carolina’s transportation program.” Christy Hall, Secretary of Transportation, said.
At the exit 95 interchange, SCDOT stated they program to construct a larger, broader Enjoyable School Street bridge to accommodate 6 lanes of visitors below and space for long run widening on the interstate.
DOT officials mentioned the present bridge is 15 toes superior and 28 ft huge. The new bridge will be 20 feet higher, 70 ft vast with 12-foot lanes in each and every way, a turning lane and 10-foot shoulders.
The new interchange is predicted to maximize safety by eliminating the present-day two-way site visitors on ramps leading to frontage roads, building the new ramps a single-directional. They will also eliminate an antiquated targeted visitors sample and convey it up to present expectations.
I-85 drivers wishing to use exit 95 will be detoured to Exit 96. To obtain the City of Gaffney, website traffic will use Exit 96 to SC 18. To access Enjoyable Faculty Road and/or UPS, targeted visitors will use Exit 96 to Wilcox Avenue. The internet detour size is about 1.4 miles.
These maps show the detour beginning Sept. 28:
SCDOT carries on to urge motorists to gradual down, pay back attention and push carefully as crews get the job done on the reconstruction and widening of 21 miles of I-85 among mile markers 77 and 98 in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties.
Note: Wilcox Avenue will be open and SC 18 be open up on new locale in this portion, generating the detour extra manageable.