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SCDOT to shut down one lane of Interstate 95 for bridge inspection

October 13, 2018 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. -- One lane of north-bound Interstate 95 will be shut down at the Florence/Dillon County line starting at 6 p.m. Friday.

“This lane closure is needed so engineers can continue to assess the effects of Hurricanes Florence and Michael on the bridge structure. This lane closure will remain in place while this bridge is monitored and inspected to ensure the safety of the motoring public,” according to a release on the closure.

“Motorists traveling north on this section of I-95 should consider utilizing alternate routes. A signed detour will be in place at 6 p.m., beginning at Exit 170 and returning at Exit 181,” according to the release.” During this lane closure, SCDOT’s State Highway Emergency Program (SHEP) will have expanded hours on I-95.”

“SCDOT appreciates your patience during this time. Every effort is being made to complete this work as quickly as possible while ensuring that our road and bridge infrastructure is safe for motorists,” according to the release.