The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans
to replace the bridge on Watson Shortcut Road (S-26-0915) near Loris, South
Forces rated the bridge as structurally deficient. The bridge is tentatively scheduled
to be closed on Jun. 1, 2015. Barring any unforeseen delays, the bridge should
be reopened to traffic by approximately Sept. 21, 2015.
The proposed detour route is HWY
348 (S-26-0348), Daisy Road (S-26-0112), Red Bluff Road (S-26-0031) and HWY 66
(S-26-066). The net detour length is 4.61 miles.
For more information, the public
may contact District Bridge Engineer Jason Thompson at (843) 661-4710.