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SC DOT: I-95 is now completely open

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The SC Department of Transportation reported this morning the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 are now open, 24 hours after opening the southbound lanes.

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The department said more than 4,000 man hours have been used repairing the substructures of 13 bridges crossing the Pocotaligo River, Black River and Tearcoat Branch in the 18-mile closed segment of the interstate between I-26 and I-20. More than 300 truckloads of concrete, 2,820 cubic yards, were used in the repairs.

Elsewhere, 2,061 department employees are working in 12-hour shifts to inspect and open roads and bridges affected by historic statewide flooding a week ago. About 175 of those employees were borrowed from transportation districts with less damage, the report said.

In District 6, which includes the lower coastal counties from Jasper up to Charleston, the department lists these top-priority roads, as of Sunday evening:

List of top priority roads at time of daily report where you are actively performing recover work

• US 17A, SC 63, S-161, 272, 754, 303 - Colleton

• Six Mile and Rifle Range slope repair - Charleston

• Edisto Island (SC 174) drainage & road repair- Charleston

• Main Rd (S-20) washout repair – Charleston

• US 17 North crossline repair – Charleston

• S-993, S-450, crossline repair – Berkeley

• S-97, SC 402 & 45 washout repairs – Berkeley

• S-141, 377, 748, 749, 464, SC 61 washout repairs - Dorchester

List of Roads that will require segment re-construction

• 600 block Main Rd (S-20) – Charleston

• SC 174 on Edisto

• S-973, 368, 993 – Berkeley

• SC642 – Dorchester

List of bridges that will need rehab or replacement

• US 52 (Rivers Ave) & I-526 – slope repair – Charleston

• SC 41, US 17A – Berkeley

• S-53, S-19 - Dorchester

Here is the full report:

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