The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has previously closed four bridges in Florence, Horry and Marion Counties due to damage sustained from Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The four roads are SC-41 in Marion County, S-21-13 (National Cemetery Road) in Florence County, S-21-461 (Old Georgetown Road) in Florence County, and S-26-19 (Hwy 19) in Horry County.
Due to extensive damages, an emergency design build contract was let and awarded in late December 2016. The awarded contractor, Carolina Bridge Company, Inc., had to create design plans and construct new roadway and bridges for each of the sites.
Two of the roads, SC-41 and S-21-13 (National Cemetery Road), are scheduled for completion by the end of July 2017.
Crews have begun clearing and bridge demolition activities on S-26-19 (Hwy 19) in Horry County. Contractor crews are also expected to begin mobilizing to S-21-461 (Old Georgetown Road) in July. Both of these roads are scheduled to be completed by November 2017.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes or the dedicated detours to navigate around the damaged locations. To check traffic conditions on major highways in South Carolina, visit SCDOT's 511 Traveler Information System, www.511.org, or download the free app.