If you’re heading to Hilton Head Island after dark this week, prepare for traffic.
The eastbound right lane on the second bridge to the island over Skull Creek will be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. each night this week through Friday night.
Traffic will be routed to the left lane after Pinckney Island so crews can perform routine bridge maintenance, according to a release from the S.C. Department of Transportation.
During the daytime, all lanes will be open. Westbound lanes are unaffected by the maintenance.
All four bridges between Hilton Head and the mainland are included in the SCDOT U.S. 278 corridor project, which will change how drivers get to the island and increase bridge capacity over the next several years.
The entire corridor has been subject to a year-long state environmental study to determine the natural and human effects of potential changes to the corridor. The results of that study will be shared, along with a list of options for the bridges at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.