Bridge work on I-95 to cause traffic delays until April

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The state Department of Transportation warns drivers that I-95 bridge construction will cause severe traffic delays on Interstate 95 south in the Pee Dee region until spring.

The agency says in a release one southbound lane of I-95 over the Great Pee Dee River will be closed from Jan. 5 through April 5 for bridge repairs. The river separates Dillon and Florence counties.

All oversize trucks exceeding 11 feet wide must use the posted detour route, which bypasses 11 miles of interstate.

The DOT encourages all southbound drivers to use either the posted detour or other alternate routes to avoid severe congestion.

Emergency bridge repairs on the northbound side in December 2014 and January 2015 sometimes caused traffic to back up for 6 miles.

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