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Horsepen Creek bridge on Eskie Dixon to be replaced

Posted: March 8, 2018 5:11 p.m.
Updated: March 9, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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The bridge marked in pink near the center of this map provided by the S.C. Department of Transportation is slated for replacement in April. The bridge, which crosses Horsepen Creek (shown as the broken red line), will be closed April 2, and the new bridge is scheduled to be opened July 2. During those approximately 13 weeks, traffic will be rerouted along a detour (highlighted in yellow) along U.S. 1 and Watts Hill Road.

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace a bridge on Eskie Dixon Road over Horsepen Creek in Kershaw County. Replacement of the bridge is necessary due to the bridge being structurally deficient. The bridge over the creek is being replaced with a new 70-foot pre-stressed concrete bridge deck.

According to a SCDOT press release, the bridge will be closed on April 2 for approximately 13 weeks. Pending any delays due to weather conditions, fabricator delays, etc., the new bridge should be open to traffic by July 2.

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. The current plan is for the detour to use Watts Hill Road and U.S. 1 Main Street. The net additional detour length will be approximately 1 mile.

Kershaw County schools may be impacted. They will be informed of the pending road closure in order to reroute school bus traffic in the area. There are no major businesses that will be impacted.

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