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Part Of US 76 Near Laurens To Close For 6 Weeks

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A portion of Highway 76 in Laurens County will be closed to traffic beginning Monday A portion of Highway 76 in Laurens County will be closed to traffic beginning Monday

July 1, 2013 Update at 6:00 a.m.

Part of U.S. Highway 76 in Laurens County is closing for more than a month for emergency repairs.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation will close about a half-mile of the road west of Laurens starting Monday.

Crews will repair areas where water has eroded part of an embankment and is threatening the road's stability. Workers will install metal sheeting that should stabilize the embankment and support the road.

The DOT expects the highway to remain closed through the middle of August.

A 30-mile detour will posted for most traffic, with a local detour posted as well.

June 25, 2013 Update

A portion of Highway 76 in Laurens County will be closed to traffic beginning in July.

According to a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Transportation, about three-tenths-of-a-mile of Highway 76, near North Rabon Creek, will be closed starting July 1 in order to repair three slope failures. The repairs are necessary because a water intrusion within the embankment caused the failures.

The Department of Transportation has been closely monitoring the road's condition while exploring repair options, the spokesman said. Repairs will include the permanent installation of metal sheeting to stabilize the embankments that support the roadway.

Detour signs will be installed prior to the closure of the roadway. They will utilize Highway 252 to Highway 25, approximately 31 miles. Alternate detour routes are available for local traffic.

Questions regarding the detour or repairs can be directed to the Department of Transportation's Customer Service Center at 1-855-467-2368. 

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