Delays probable at I-526 and North Rhett next two weeks

Efforts to improve getting on and off I-526 at North Rhett Avenue (Exit 19) will result in some delays for travelers.

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Work will be performed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, January 12, to Tuesday, January 27.

That part of I-526 regularly backs up. It was a problem that was partly blamed in a particularly bad wreck in 2007 that killed five.

Here's loads of details form Charleston County press release:
The project consists of lengthening the existing right turn lane along N. Rhett Avenue onto I-526 west bound. Both I-526 exit ramps onto N. Rhett will also be modified, from the current one dedicated left turn lane and one dedicated right turn lane, to one dedicated left turn lane and one combination left and right turn lane.

In order to minimize the impact to the public, the work to improve the intersection will be performed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Construction will begin on Monday, Jan. 12, and will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 27. The completion date is dependent on the weather.

Drivers could experience some intermittent delays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. along I-526 at the N. Rhett Avenue intersection due to lane closures needed throughout the project. ...

For more information on the project, call the Charleston County Public Works Department at (843) 202-7600. For information on Charleston County Government services, visit