Portion of I-26 in North Charleston to be closed at night

Expected closure and detour of I-26 at Remount Road have been postponed to tonight and Wednesday (April 7, 8).

Here's the latest from the e-mailed update:

Due to the high winds that have moved into the area, the overpass work at Remount Road was cancelled for tonight. It would have been unsafe to attempt to place the overhead beams in these conditions.

Weather conditions permitting, this work will take place tomorrow night (Tuesday, April 7) and Wednesday (April 8) night.

There will be the usual lane closures tonight in both directions of I-26.

The same detour routes apply:

· Traffic using I-26 Westbound will exit at I-526 East, exit at Rivers Avenue (U.S. 52/78 West), and return to I-26 via U.S. 78 West.
· Traffic using I-26 Eastbound will exit at Aviation Avenue, turn right onto Rivers Avenue (U.S. 52/78 East), and return to I-26 via I-526 West.

Lane closures will precede the full closures, beginning at 9 p.m. on Sunday night and 8 p.m. on Monday night.

· Motorists heading to I-26 East on Dorchester Road from Summerville that would normally use Ashley Phosphate to get to I-26 should continue to Montague Avenue to access I-26.
· Motorists heading to I-26 East on Rivers Avenue should NOT use the US 52 connector, but should continue on Rivers Avenue East to access I-26 via I-526.

Motorists traveling through this area, including I-26 and Rivers Avenue, should expect delays and congestion. Please allow extra travel time and watch for slowed or stopped traffic.

The lane closures are part of the Interstate 26 widening project.

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