Aging asphalt on I-26 and I-526 lead to cracked windshields (update: fix in, but slow payments)

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Update July 6: Rejoice, the project is nearly done. But don't throw your hat up yet, the state's been slow to pay for damage caused by the AWOL rocks; The Post and Courier has the story.

Update June 1: Resurfacing of 9.5 miles of Interstate 26 between North Charleston and Summerville begins Wednesday in an attempt to eliminate the seriously destructive problem of loose road stones cracking windshields and damages vehicle paint jobs.

Up to this point, the S.C. Department of Transportation had received at least 72 claims of vehicular damage totaling about $80,000 due to the loose stone.

The $4.7 million worth of road work will be done at night, so don't worry about traffic delays.

The Post and Courier has the update.

First reporting: If you feel like your cars being pelted by rocks when driving on I-526 or north of Ashley Phosphate on I-26, you're not alone and the S.C. DOT's keeping a legal eye on all the woes.

The Post and Courier has the story.

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