The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced the reopening of the repaired Koon Road bridge over I-26 in Richland County Monday.

The bridge had been previously closed since May 28, due to damage sustained when struck by an illegal, oversized load.

The Koon Road overpass bridge will be fully reconstructed in fall of 2021 as a part of the Midlands Connection project.

The project will improve a 16-mile segment of the Interstate 26 roadway system that stretches from Exit 85 in Little Mountain to Exit 101 in Irmo. The Midlands Connection project is part of SCDOT’s Strategic 10-Year Plan.

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