May 26
SCDOT Creates Detour for Girder Erection over I-85 Beginning May 30

SCDOT cautions drivers to expect detours nightly on I-85 North Bound beginning Tuesday, May 30 through Thursday, June 1. The work is scheduled to begin each night at 10:00. The detour is needed for the construction on the 85/385 Gateway Project. 


·       The detour will reroute traffic off of I-85 North Bound at Exit 51. This traffic will be routed to Exit 51-B to I-385 South Bound. Drivers will exit at Woodruff Road, cross the Woodruff Bridge and return to I-385 North Bound.

·         From this point, drivers will be able to take Exit 36-A to I-85 North Bound. Traffic signals along Woodruff Road at the ramps that provide access to and from I-385 will be controlled by the SC Highway Patrol.

·         Lanes will be closed and the SC Highway Patrol will conduct pacing operations on I-85 South Bound to assist with the first night’s girder erection.

·         On Wednesday night, May 31, a double left hand lane closure and detour of I-85 South Bound will be needed to route traffic onto the I-85 South Bound exit and entrance lanes.


Motorists are advised to travel with caution through the interchange. Up to 50 workers will be present on the site during the work. SCDOT urges drivers to observe the speed limits and follow the signs.​