Construction coming to popular route between Savannah and Bluffton. Here’s the detour

Editor’s note: This report originally stated the detour would be in place until Oct. 31, based on information provided by Blythe Construction. That date later was corrected to Oct. 13.

Commuters who use S.C. 315 in Jasper County to travel between Bluffton and Savannah should expect to see delays and possibly heavier traffic for more than a month, starting Sunday.

Blythe Construction is reconstructing an almost 2-mile portion of S.C. 315 from U.S. 17 to Shad Road, a news release from the company said. Traffic will be detoured to S.C. 170, Freedom Parkway, until Oct. 13, the release said. The company advised drivers to avoid traveling toward U.S. 17 because it will be blocked to through traffic.