April 30
Bridge Replacement Over Simpson Creek in Horry County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the bridge on Watson Shortcut Road (S-26-0915) near Loris, South Carolina.

SCDOT Maintenance 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.