The Midlands Connection Project
Exit 91 (Columbia Avenue) Exit Ramps Open Added September 2023
SCDOT announces the opening of the new Columbia Avenue exit ramps at Exit 91 on Interstate 26 West which will be labeled Exit 91 B- A. The new Loop ramp (exit 91 A) will open to the public on Sunday night September 24, 2023 (weather permitting). The new exit loop ramp, Exit 91 A, will take traveler to Columbia Avenue West towards Chapin. The current Exit 91 B will take travelers toward Columbia Ave East and US-176. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution while driving through work zones
Exit 91 (Columbia Avenue) New Alignment Added July 2023
SCDOT announces the opening of the new Columbia Avenue overpass and ramps at Exit 91 on Interstate 26. The new roadway and ramp alignments, shown in green, will open to the public on Sunday, July 16, 2023 (weather permitting). The new alignment of Columbia Avenue will be the only way to cross over the I-26. Businesses on the old Columbia Avenue will still be accessible, and the old Columbia Avenue overpass bridge will be closed for demolition. The ramps shown in orange will be opened in a future phase of the project. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution while driving through work zones.
I-26 Traffic Shifts Added March 2023
SCDOT announces traffic shifts on both I-26 Eastbound and I-26 Westbound from mile marker 85 to mile marker 101. All travel lanes will be maintained, but will be shifted to accommodate construction work as needed. Traffic shifts will occur throughout the project area until major project construction completion in 2024. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution when driving through work zones.
60mph Speed Limit Added October 2020
SCDOT announces a 60mph speed limit on I-26 from mile-marker 101 to mile-marker 85. The speed limit will begin on November 4, 2020 and last for the duration of Midlands Connection project construction. Midlands Connection is a part of SCDOT Strategic 10-Year Plan. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.
Exit 91 EB Exit Ramp New Temporary Alignment Added September 2022
SCDOT announces the opening of the new temporary alignment for the I-26 Eastbound exit ramp for Exit 91 (Columbia Ave) on November 5, 2022. All traffic will be moved to this new temporary alignment and the old eastbound exit ramp will be closed. The entrance off I-26 Eastbound to the temporary exit ramp will be approximately 500 feet prior to the existing closed exit ramp. The temporary ramp will tie into Columbia Ave near Zaxby’s and Bojangles, where traffic will be able to turn left or right. The temporary exit ramp, as well as the closed exit ramp, are shown in the map graphic below.
I-26 Night-Time Lane Closures Added October 2020
SCDOT announces night time lane closures on I-26 Eastbound and Westbound from mile marker 85 to mile marker 101. Lane closures will occur between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays and between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. on weekends. The lane closures will last throughout the construction duration for the project. Closures will be dependent on weather. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.
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