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Steel Girders to be Set Over SC 707 for SC 31 Bridge

Conway, South Carolina – Steel girders for the SC31 Bridge will be set over SC 707 and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete. The project will begin on Tuesday, May 10, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuing the same hours through Thursday, May 12, weather permitting, and again on Sunday, May 15, from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and continuing the same hours through, May 19, weather permitting.

During this time period, motorists will encounter periodic closures of SC707 (both lanes) where the bridge is being erected near Moss Creek Road. (See map.) These closures will occur in 20 minute increments. Motorists are encouraged to use US Highway 17 Bypass as an alternative route. 

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Traffic Shift on the New US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Interchange Bridges to Begin One Day Later Than Previously Scheduled

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Monday, October 20 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass this week.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. on the northbound bridge.

The traffic shift for the northbound bridge will begin on Sunday, October 26, at 8 p.m. and will have a similar schedule as the southbound bridge. The complete traffic shift for the northbound bridge will take approximately three day to complete and is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorist can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures northbound on US17 Bypass on October 26 & 27.

The entire project will be substantially completed in November 2014 and landscaping will continue into 2015. 



Traffic Shift on New US 17/SC 707 Interchange to Begin Sunday

October 16, 2014

 

 

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Sunday, October 19 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Tuesday, October 21, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass on October 19 and 20.

The traffic shift for the northbound bridge will begin on Sunday, October 26, at 8 p.m. and will have a similar schedule as the southbound bridge. The complete traffic shift for the northbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorist can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures northbound on US17 Bypass on October 26 & 27.

The entire project will be substantially completed in November 2014 and landscaping will continue into 2015.



US 17 Bypss/SC 707 Intersection To Be Closed Overnight October 8 and 9

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will paint the underneath of the bridge structure requiring the temporary closure of the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection on Wednesday, October 8, and Thursday, October 9, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting.

During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on US 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from US 17 Bypass at the intersection of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway. Motorists traveling on SC 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway onto US 17 Bypass.

The recommended access for south bound US 17 Bypass and SC 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the US 17/SC 544 Interchange. The recommended access for north bound US 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on SC 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/US 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project. 



US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection To Be Closed Overnight on July 27

 

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will perform asphalt buildup, which will cover the entire intersection at US 17 Bypass/SC707, requiring the temporary closure of the intersection on Sunday, July 27, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting. This date is the new makeup date from overnight work that was canceled last night due to inclement weather.

During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on US 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from US 17 Bypass at the intersection of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway. Motorists traveling on SC 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway onto US 17 Bypass.

The recommended access for south bound US 17 Bypass and SC 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the US 17/SC 544 Interchange. The recommended access for north bound US 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on SC 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/US 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project.

 



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