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August 29
Huger Street Sinkhole Repairs Under Way

All Lanes of Huger Street Now Closed between Blossom and Wheat Streets

 

Following the management of game day traffic Thursday at the Huger Street site of a collapsed storm drain, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has resumed repairs at the site. Work will continue Friday and Saturday and then be suspended until materials arrive to complete the repair.  It is anticipated the additional drainage materials will arrive on site Tuesday morning.

SCDOT, the City of Columbia Police Department and the SC Highway Patrol combined efforts to allow game day traffic to use two lanes of Huger Street before and after Thursday night’s football game.

As of Friday, Aug. 29, both the southbound and northbound lanes of Huger between Blossom Street and Wheat have been closed until repairs are completed. Local traffic will be accommodated for business and residences along this section.

The repairs are estimated to be competed by Saturday, Sept. 6, barring unforeseen delays due to weather or other factors.

Traffic traveling south on Huger Street towards the State Fairgrounds will have to turn right towards Cayce or left toward the USC campus at Blossom Street. Blossom Street traffic traveling east from Cayce into Columbia will not be permitted to turn right onto Huger Street.

 Traffic traveling north on Olympia Avenue (headed away from the Fairgrounds) will not be permitted to turn left onto Whaley Street.

All traffic on Olympia Avenue will turn right onto Whaley to Assembly to Blossom to return to Huger.

The exceptions would be residents and businesses owners and employees who live and work in this immediate area. No through traffic will be permitted.