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Portion of McRae Road closed for bridge repairs

Detour set up approximately four weeks

Posted: September 20, 2010 12:31 p.m.
Updated: September 22, 2010 5:00 a.m.

A portion of McRae Road in east Camden was closed Monday and will remain closed for approximately four weeks as the S.C. Department of Transportation (SDDOT) makes repairs to a bridge over Big Pine Tree Creek.

McRae Road has been closed between U.S. 1 and Hunting Inc. Road, an approximate distance of 2 miles. A detour has been set up to carry traffic on to Bishopville Highway (S.C. 34), Hermitage Pond Road and Hunting Inc. Road.

"Due to the relatively low traffic volumes, and in order to minimize the construction duration, cost and impact to property owners in the area, the road will be closed and traffic detoured during construction," SCDOT M. Thad Brunson, district engineering administrator, said in the letter.

The detour adds approximately one-half mile of driving distance.

Brunson acknowledged in the letter that Kershaw County schools would be impacted and that they were being informed in order to reroute school bus traffic in the area.

"There are no major businesses that will be impacted," said Brunson.

Brunson's letter was dated Sept. 15 and was received by the city of Camden on Friday, according to a copy forwarded by the mayor's office Monday morning. In a brief telephone conversation, Brunson said most notices are sent approximately two weeks prior to road closings.

"This one went out a little late," he said.

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