The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has begun emergency repairs requiring a lane closure on southbound Interstate 95 in Dillon County on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.
Due to a damaged culvert at mile marker 186, the right lane of I-95 southbound has been closed while a barrier wall is being installed. The barrier wall is being installed today to allow the contractor to begin repairs. The barrier wall will allow the work to be completed without extended lane closures in the future.
SCDOT encourages motorists to use an alternate route to reduce congestion. The alternate route is SC 34 West (Exit 190) to SC 38 East. Motorists can get back on I-95 South at Exit 181.
Electronic message boards are in place notifying motorists of the lane closure and alternate route.
According to a preliminary assessment by engineers, the culvert damage was caused in part by conditions experienced during Tropical Storm Irma. The lane closure is expected to be in place for a least one day.
Motorists are advised to use caution in the work zone and to check current travel conditions on the SC 511 Traveler Information System at www.511sc.org. "Let 'em Work, Let 'em Live."