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Started by wriddle082, January 30, 2011, 07:53:11 PM

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wriddle082

I feel like it could all finally be wrapped up later this year.

It's also nice that the Business 85 construction to rebuild the bridge over Norfolk Southern and Hearon Circle is finally complete.  That had the road completely shut down for about two years, but it reopened a couple of weeks ago.

Next for that area will eventually be a widening of I-26 from (I believe) US 176 Asheville Hwy down to at least SC 296 Reidville Rd.


cowboy_wilhelm

The I-85 project website claims by the end of 2024.

SCDOT has lots of live streaming traffic cameras where you can see current conditions. This link should zoom to I-85 around Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

https://www.511sc.org/#zoom=10.340673765841723&lon=-81.91274709486737&lat=35.112141518689455&dmsg&rest&cams&other&cong&wthr&acon&incd&trfc

For the future I-26 widening in Spartanburg County, the future projects map shows construction in 2027, but who knows if it will happen then. I think it was previously scheduled for around 2023-2024.

Since I-26 in Spartanburg County came up, does anyone know why the Lake Bowen bridges were replaced in 1982, barely 20 years after construction?

PColumbus73

Overshadowed by the Key Bridge collapse, but SCDOT announced that the Don Holt Bridge will be replaced when they widen I-526. The new bridge will be taller than the existing bridge, I would assume similar in height to the Ravenel.

https://abcnews4.com/news/local/south-carolinas-dot-announces-replacement-don-holt-bridge-interstate-526-cargo-shipments-news-abc-news-4-wciv-maryland-baltimore-2024

The Ghostbuster

They might start constructing the Interstate 526-to-SC 30 connection next year: https://www.scdotmarkclark.com/the-latest; https://www.live5news.com/2023/12/05/sc-committee-approves-75-million-toward-i-526-extension-includes-stipulation/. Although the new roadway will have interchanges connecting with River Rd. in two locations, it will have an at-grade intersection with Riverland Dr. In addition, the roadway itself will be a four-lane parkway that will not meet Interstate Standards. Therefore, the new roadway, if constructed, will have to be an extension of SC 30 instead of an extension of Interstate 526.

PColumbus73

Quote from: The Ghostbuster on March 28, 2024, 10:00:50 PMThey might start constructing the Interstate 526-to-SC 30 connection next year: https://www.scdotmarkclark.com/the-latest; https://www.live5news.com/2023/12/05/sc-committee-approves-75-million-toward-i-526-extension-includes-stipulation/. Although the new roadway will have interchanges connecting with River Rd. in two locations, it will have an at-grade intersection with Riverland Dr. In addition, the roadway itself will be a four-lane parkway that will not meet Interstate Standards. Therefore, the new roadway, if constructed, will have to be an extension of SC 30 instead of an extension of Interstate 526.

It seems like Charleston County has been waffling on their portion of the funding for some time now.

PColumbus73

#705
https://www.live5news.com/2024/06/05/first-alert-ravenel-bridge-closed-all-directions-over-disabled-vessel/

Ravenel Bridge was briefly closed due to a ship losing power. the bridge reopened without incident.

https://www.live5news.com/2024/06/05/container-ship-stuck-full-throttle-prompted-temporary-ravenel-bridge-closure/

EDIT: The ship was stuck at full throttle leaving port in North Charleston. Another boat was pushed into rocks because of the wake.

The Ghostbuster

Well, at least there was no damage, nor did the bridge collapse. Having another bridge collapse would have been really tragic.

rickmastfan67

#707
Interesting video showing SC 'practicing' lane reversal on an Interstate before Hurricane season.

https://x.com/TrooperBob_SC/status/1798312947506401674


(For reference, this is in Columbia on I-26 @ Exit 119.)

ARMOURERERIC

Press release from SCDot that I-85 NB is open to 3 lanes from mm80-90



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