July 27
Bridge over Big Brown Creek in Union County to be Replaced

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the bridge over Big Brown Creek on S-44-86 (River Road) in Union County. This bridge qualifies for federal funding, is structurally deficient and has been approved by the SCDOT Commission for replacement. 
The project was awarded to Saddlebrook Construction on June 12. Road S-44-86 (River Road) will be closed to through traffic and the contractor will begin work on July 30.  The estimated completion date is Jan. 25, 2013.  This date may vary due to unforeseen events.
            Due to the relatively low traffic volume, and to construct this bridge on an expedited schedule, the road will be closed at the bridge site during the project and traffic detoured.  The detour will use S-44-389 (Neal Shoals Road), S-44-391 (Happy Valley Road), SC-49 (Lockhart Highway) and S-44-146 (Old Ferry Road).  The net detour length will be approximately 9.1 miles. 
For more information, the public may contact Resident Construction Engineer Jeremiah Bradley at (803) 581-8008.