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September 27
Ceremony Marks Completion of Three Interstate 385 Improvement Projects

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 27, to mark the completion of three Interstate 385 improvement projects.

The event was held atop the bridge crossing I-385 at Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville (Exit 26). 

South Carolina State Representative Garry Smith presided. Speakers included South Carolina Secretary of Transportation H.B. “Buck” Limehouse Jr.; South Carolina State Senator David Thomas; former SCDOT Commissioner Howell Clyborne; SCDOT District Engineering Administrator Steve Gwinn; and U.S. Constructors President Randy Snow.

The three vital interchanges completed along I-385 are West Georgia Road, Fairview Road and Harrison Bridge Road. The Interstate went from 4 lanes to 6 lanes with a concrete wall in the median throughout entire length of the project.  The secondary roadways went from a 2 lane ditch section to a 5 lane concrete curb and gutter with sidewalk throughout the project limits.  The improvements to the interchanges were increased safety, all were brought up to Interstate Standards and Federal guidelines, and traffic flow was improved on all three interchanges.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dignitaries from the Interstate 385 Improvement Projects completion ceremony pose atop the Harrison Road Bridge over I-385 on Sept. 27, 2007. From left: Former SCDOT Commissioner Howell Clyborne, South Carolina Representative Adam Taylor, South Carolina Representative Garry Smith, South Carolina Senator David Thomas, South Carolina Secretary of Transportation H. B. "Buck" Limehouse Jr., U.S. Constructors President Randy Snow and SCDOT District 3 Engineering Administrator Steve Gwinn. Photo by Rob Thompson/SCDOT.

High-Resolution photograph available at: http://www.scdot-transfer.org/scdotphotos/385/385Speakers.jpg