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After review, US 17 widening will include light at SC 315

Irrespective of the $70 million U.S. 17 widening project — which includes a new Back River Bridge — SC DOT officials this week made the decision that there's enough traffic at Highway 17 and SC 315 to warrant the addition of a stoplight at the busy intersection. Construction on the project is set to begin in summer/fall 2018. Craig Winn, SC DOT program manager, spoke with us about the decision to add the light at a public meeting Feb. 23, 2017, at Hardeeville Elementary School.

Traffic

Drive to Savannah on US 17? You need to read this

A road improvement project set to start next year will widen U.S. 17 from the Georgia line to just past the S.C. 315 intersection. The project — which aims to make the roadway safer and less congested — also call for a redesign of that intersection, as well as the installation of bike lanes. The South Carolina Department of Transportation held a public forum on the project Thursday in Hardeeville.