Highway 278 Widening Begins

For those who travel Highway 278 in South Carolina, it may seem too good to be true, but tonight the widening of that highway will begin.

The construction gets underway at 7pm when one westbound lane on Highway 278 will be closed between Sawmill Creek Road and the Highway 46 intersection. Then at midnight, one eastbound lane will also be closed. Both will reopen between 6am and 7am tomorrow.

The Department of Transportation says it will only be working at night. If they find they are facing terrible traffic problems during the lane closures, they will readjust their schedule to make it easier on travelers.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro, kangelastro@wtoc.com