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SCDOT changing I-85 construction plans to eliminate ‘chute’

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has told the contractor working on widening Interstate 85 in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties to change plans in order to eliminate the “chute” as quickly as possible.SCDOT said the details of the new plan are still under review and would be refined over the next few days.The contractor will be able to remove the chute in two stages, with each phase lasting less than 90 days each, SCDOT said.The first stage involves the contract finishing the widening work needed in the southbound lanes for the 5 miles between mile markers 81 and 86. That’s at the Spartanburg/Cherokee county line. Once that’s done, SCDOT said the chute will be removed in that 5-mile stretch.The same approach will be taken for the second phase, which involves the portion of the interstate between mile markers 86 and 91 in Cherokee County.SCDOT said that a team of its engineers made recommendations for change on Friday morning.“All options are on the table and we will continue to look for more ways to make the project corridor safer,” Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said Saturday. “Today the State Transport Police began patrolling the project corridor in order to assist the State Highway Patrol and others in slowing traffic down through the work zone. This is especially important as we lower the speed limit in the southbound direction to 45 mph and prepare to make additional changes to signage to reinforce that all truck traffic must be in the outside lane.”New, lower speed limit signs are being put into place on Saturday night and will be effective immediately, SCDOT said.This comes after three people died in a crash on Thursday afternoon on that stretch of I-85.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has told the contractor working on widening Interstate 85 in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties to change plans in order to eliminate the “chute” as quickly as possible.

SCDOT said the details of the new plan are still under review and would be refined over the next few days.

The contractor will be able to remove the chute in two stages, with each phase lasting less than 90 days each, SCDOT said.

The first stage involves the contract finishing the widening work needed in the southbound lanes for the 5 miles between mile markers 81 and 86. That’s at the Spartanburg/Cherokee county line. Once that’s done, SCDOT said the chute will be removed in that 5-mile stretch.

The same approach will be taken for the second phase, which involves the portion of the interstate between mile markers 86 and 91 in Cherokee County.

SCDOT said that a team of its engineers made recommendations for change on Friday morning.

“All options are on the table and we will continue to look for more ways to make the project corridor safer,” Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall said Saturday. “Today the State Transport Police began patrolling the project corridor in order to assist the State Highway Patrol and others in slowing traffic down through the work zone. This is especially important as we lower the speed limit in the southbound direction to 45 mph and prepare to make additional changes to signage to reinforce that all truck traffic must be in the outside lane.”

New, lower speed limit signs are being put into place on Saturday night and will be effective immediately, SCDOT said.

This comes after three people died in a crash on Thursday afternoon on that stretch of I-85.

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