SCDOT: Lanes on I-85 in Spartanburg Co. closed for 2 years


The South Carolina Department of Transportation said beginning Sunday, Interstate 85 will be down to two lanes on both sides in Spartanburg County. The project is part of the I-85 Corridor Project.

“Over the next 10 years we’ll see that whole section improved,” said SCDOT Commissioner, Woody Willard.

The closure is for the I-85 concrete project. SCDOT crews will repave the stretch of interstate between exits 69 and 77.

“Some of those concrete sections are failing and because they’re failing, we’re having to redo the whole section of 85,” said Willard.

Both north and southbound sides will be reduced to two lanes until July 31, 2019, when the project is expected to be completed.

SCDOT said drivers should expect delays, especially during morning and afternoon rush hours. Commissioner Willard said drivers should take Business 85 to avoid traffic delays.

After completion, the interstate will return to three lanes on both sides.

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