The South Carolina Department of Transportation will break ground on Feb. 5 for the official start of the I-85/I-385 gateway project.
SCDOT workers are beginning nighttime closures of lanes this month to put up construction signs and a temporary barrier wall in both directions of travel on both interstate highways, the department said in a release.
In February and March motorists should expect additional nighttime closures on I-85 for the workers begin shoulder reconstruction and temporary pavement installation. I-385 will also have nighttime closures those two months for temporary pavement installation, ramp realignment for Woodruff Road and widening of the road, according to SCDOT.
Drivers should also expect daytime and nighttime flagging operations on Chrome Drive and Roper Mountain Drive.
Last fall the department began preliminary work of the $231 million project by repaving sections of I-85.
As more details are about the project are released to the public, SCDOT will post the information on the website 85385gateway.com.