Anyone driving on I-20 westbound near Columbia over the weekend is encouraged to pack patience and be prepared for possible delays.

According to The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the exit 64B ramp onto I-26 westbound will close Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. Monday. The temporary planned closure will allow contractors to construct a ramp tie-in for the Carolina Crossroads Phase 2 project. Motorists are advised to use caution and plan accordingly in case of delays.

The construction is part of the Carolina Crossroads Phase 2 project in Richland County. Phase 2 will reconstruct the interchange at Broad River Road and I-20 to improve traffic. The project will also lengthen access from I-20 westbound onto I-26 westbound to minimize traffic congestion.

SCDOT has provided detour directions for the I-20 westbound to I-26 westbound closure.

  • Take exit 64A onto I-26 eastbound toward Charleston.
  • Once on I-26 eastbound, stay in the far-right lane.
  • Take exit 107B onto I-20 eastbound toward Florence.
  • Once on I-20 eastbound, stay in the far-right lane.
  • Take exit 64B onto I-26 westbound toward Spartanburg.

To learn more about the project and for other information and updates, visit scdotcarolinacrossroads.com.

The public may also contact the Project Hotline at 800-601-8715.

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