The I-385 construction project in the Upstate between Gray Court in Laurens County and I-26 is nearing completion. The work to rebuild the 15 mile stretch of highway is weeks ahead of schedule. South Carolina Department of Transportation Chairman Buck Limehouse says that work on the highway, which serves as a main link from Greenville to Columbia and Charleston, is expected to be completed as early as July 23. Limehouse praised the construction crews for their work on the project that improves the safety of the highway.
“We’ve raised all the bridges because it was an old design and a lot of the bridges were getting hit. Also the travel lanes are wider, the shoulders are improved so I expect immediate results as far as the safety issues of that highway is concerned.”
The crews replaced asphalt with high-strength concrete.