SCDOT Midlands Connection

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Current Updates

SCDOT announces an I-26 Westbound traffic shift starting June 30, 2021, weather permitting. The traffic shift will begin just after the Holy Trinity Church Road overpass bridge and end at Exit 85 (SC-202). This traffic shift will maintain both travel lanes. Both lanes will be shifted to the right onto temporary asphalt pavement to accommodate the construction work on the median. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution when driving through work zones.


SCDOT announces an I-26 Eastbound traffic shift starting November 8, 2020 and an I-26 Westbound traffic shift starting December 9, 2020, weather permitting. The traffic shifts will begin just west of Exit 101 and end just west of Exit 97. This traffic shifts will maintain both travel lanes. Both lanes will be shifted to accommodate the construction work zone. Traffic shifts will occur throughout the project area until major project construction completion in late 2023. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution when driving through work zones.


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.


SCDOT announces a 60mph speed limit on I-26 from mile-marker 101 to mile-marker 91. 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.


SCDOT announces an I-26 Westbound traffic shift starting September 10, 2020, weather permitting. The traffic shift will begin just west of Exit 91 and end just west of Exit 85. This traffic shift will maintain both travel lanes. Both lanes will be shifted towards the median to accommodate the construction work zone. Traffic shifts will occur throughout the project area until major project construction completion in late 2023. SCDOT reminds the public to use caution when driving through work zones.


Oversize Vehicle Notice: Due to Midlands Connection project construction, the overall roadway narrows down to 27' in several locations within the project limits between exit 85 and exit 101. The roadway consists of two 11' lanes and two 2’ to 3’ shoulders in these areas. SCDOT reminds drivers to use caution when traveling through work zone.

Detour/Closure Information

Oscar Amick Road at Shady Grove Road will be closed from June 7, 2021 to December 2021 for Midlands Connection project construction. The detour route has been identified for the closure and is shown in the map below. Detour routes will be appropriately signed to direct traffic in the area. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.

Map showing the detour routes

The section of Meadow Brook Road between SC 202 and Central School Road will be closed from April 11, 2021 to August 11, 2021 for Midlands Connection project construction. The three mile detour route has been identified for the closure and is shown in the map below. Detour routes will be appropriately signed to direct traffic in the area. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.

Map showing the detour routes

SCDOT announces an overpass bridge closure at SC 202 for Midlands Connection project construction. Detour routes have been identified for the closure and are shown in the map below. The on- and off- ramps to I-26 will remain open in each direction during construction.

The anticipated detour schedule is as follows: April 26, 2021 – October 31, 2021

Detour routes will be appropriately signed to direct traffic in the area. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.

Map showing the detour routes

SCDOT announces an overpass bridge closure at Peak Street for Midlands Connection project construction. The Holy Trinity Church Road overpass bridge recently re-opened in advance of this closure. Detour routes have been identified for the closure and are shown in the map below.

The anticipated detour schedule is as follows: February 15, 2021 – October 18, 2021.

Detour routes will be appropriately signed to direct traffic in the area. SCDOT reminds the public to please use caution while driving through work zones.

Map showing the upcoming closure

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