Road repairs along the shoulder of U.S. 278 on Hilton Head Island, which began Tuesday and resulted in long traffic backups, continue Wednesday.
But unlike Tuesday, Wednesday’s work will not require any lane closures, said Wendell Mulligan, Beaufort County's resident maintenance engineer for the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
SCDOT crews “are out there doing some follow up work” after spending Tuesday filling holes caused by erosion, Mulligan said.
“They are working to shore up” the repaired portions of the shoulder in advance of asphalt work tentatively set for early next week, he said.
That asphalt project should not require lane closures, Mulligan said.
Drivers in the area should expect delays and are asked to used particular caution around the crews, who Mulligan said will likely be working through Wednesday afternoon.