Columbus County Bridge Project Requires Traffic Shift
LAKE WACCAMAW – Drivers on Friday, March 17 will be shifted to a temporary pattern where Chauncey Town Road is under reconstruction at U.S. 74/76.
The state Transportation Department is converting this intersection at Lake Waccamaw into an interchange with on/off ramps that will carry Chauncey Town Road over the highway.
A contractor will shift traffic on Friday morning, March 17, from the current Chauncey Town Road to a parallel road that has been constructed. Drivers will use this temporary road – known as an on-site detour – while the bridge is built.
The temporary road will maintain the reduced-conflict intersection, constructed in 2021, that redirects drivers into turning right onto U.S. 74/76 for safety.
This interchange and the conversion of the nearby Old Lake Road into a bridge over U.S. 74/76 are part of a $44 million contract awarded last year. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2025.