May 27
SCDOT Scheduled to Begin Resurfacing Operations on Two Interstates in Charleston County

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has scheduled resurfacing work to begin on sections of I-26 and I-526 during the first week of June, 2010 weather permitting.


  • Approximately 2.5 miles of asphalt will be replaced on I-526 in the left eastbound lane from the SC 7 overpass to the Westmoreland Bridge. Approximately four miles of this lane will be closed to create a work zone for the safety of motorists. This resurfacing project is expected to take two nights beginning on Tuesday June 1, 2010, weather permitting. Each night’s work will begin at about 9:00 p.m. with single lane closures.


  • A resurfacing project on I-26 will also begin on the night of Wednesday June 2 beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Workers will begin milling off the old asphalt surface in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 199 (US 17A) to the Ashley Phosphate Road exit. The milling work will be done on a seven-day-per-week schedule. The eastbound lanes are expected to be completed in three-to-four weeks. The next phase will include milling the westbound lanes and resurfacing the eastbound lanes with asphalt. The entire project is expected to be complete by the end of July, 2010 unless weather conditions create problems.