August 26
Intersection Improvements in Downtown Georgetown to Begin Sept. 6

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is scheduled to begin an improvement project at two intersections in downtown Georgetown on Sept. 6.

The project will replace asphalt, now in poor condition, with a 12-inch-thick concrete pavement to improve safety and the riding surface for motorists.

The project includes the intersection known as Five Points: Fraser Street (US 17/US 701); Church Street (US 17); Exchange Street (US 17A); and the intersection to the south, which is Highmarket Street (US 521) at Fraser Street.

The entire work zone will encompass the following:

  • Fraser Street - Prince Street to Memorial Lane
  • West Highmarket - North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • East Highmarket – Dozier Street to Fraser Street
  • Exchange Street – North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • Church Street – North Fraser Street to approximately 200 feet east of Burger King

The completion of the project is planned for March 31, 2017, barring unforeseen delays due to weather or other factors.

Throughout the project, traffic along Fraser Street will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes (one lane of traffic in each direction). However, a portion of Fraser Street (from Front Street to Exchange Street) will be closed on the night of Sept. 6 (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) to begin the traffic shift to the east side of Fraser Street.

Once the work is completed on the west side of Frasier Street, traffic will be shifted to this newly paved section. A date is not set for this shift.

For more information, the public may contact SCDOT Resident Construction Engineer Kit Scott at (843) 527-6719.

The project contractor is Greenwall Construction Service, Inc., of Myrtle Beach.