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Transforming malfunction junction where Interstates 20, 26, and 126 connect: SCDOT maps out future improvements

Columbia, South Carolina – This past Tuesday, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) held an open house meeting to talk about the next part of the massive Carolina Crossroads Project. The main goal of this project is to improve traffic flow and safety for thousands of drivers every day at the malfunction junction” where Interstates 20, 26, and 126 connect.

The Carolina Crossroads Project is seen as encouraging development for reducing the traffic and the dangers that come with it at one of the state’s busiest crossroads since it began in 2023. The most recent discussion regarding the project was about making strategic changes to the building schedule, with a focus on making the interstates wider and optimizing interchange merge points.

Kelly Moore, who is in charge of public engagement for SCDOT, talked about the major objectives for restructuring that will start this summer and go on until the end of the year. During the interactive presentation, Moore laid out the next steps for the project and emphasized the state’s dedication to turning the challenging intersection into a model of safety and efficiency.

The project is one of the biggest in SCDOT’s history, with an investment of more than $2 billion, some of which came from higher gas taxes in the state.

“We work very closely with our federal partners to get big interstate projects like this done,” Moore said. “This is one of the largest projects in SCDOT history.”

“This project is going to benefit – not only the folks we know that are traveling across the region from state to state, but also the folks right here at home that use this interstate system to get around. to get to work, to get their kids to school, to get access to healthcare. It’s really important to us. And that’s why we are investing a significant amount of resources into this critical project,” she added.

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Local South Carolina residents and travelers can look forward to a future where this malfunction junction transforms from a dangerous spot with severe traffic to a safe place with great infrastructure. This project is just another SCDOT step to making traveling across the state’s most important intersections easier and safer.

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