August 14
SCDOT Reopens US 76 segment in Laurens County

Emergency Repairs Completed on Schedule

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces the reopening of 0.3 miles of US 76 near North Rabon Creek in Laurens County on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

The road was re-opened at 2 p.m. after repairs were completed on schedule, according to SCDOT engineers. The work was done approximately 3.2 miles east of Neely Ferry Road.

This portion of US 76 was closed for emergency repairs July 1. The closure was needed to repair three slope failures along the road which were caused by water intrusion within the embankment.

"Despite the continuing rainfall over the past six weeks, the contractor was able to complete the job on time," said District 2 Engineering Administrator Kevin McLaughlin. "We appreciate the patience of motorists during this emergency repair project."

The contractor was Eagle Construction of Newberry.

Repairs included permanent installation of metal sheeting to stabilize the embankments supporting the roadway.