Drivers on Clemson Road should expect lane closures and delays over the next several weeks, as road construction in Northeast Richland moves closer to completion.
On Wednesday, crews contracted by Richland County began paving the final layer of asphalt on Clemson Road, from Chimneyridge Drive to near Old Clemson Road. Transportation officials anticipate lane closures and delays for northbound and southbound lanes of Clemson Road while the work continues.
Roadwork is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Drivers should seek alternate routes to avoid delays, if possible.
When complete, the project will widen Clemson Road from two to five lanes, from Old Clemson Road to Sparkleberry Crossing. Crews will also add shared-used paths for cyclists and pedestrians between Old Clemson Road and Chimneyridge Drive.
After paving the final layer of asphalt, crews will add striping and pavement markings, adjust traffic signals and finish landscaping.
The project, estimated to be about 90 percent complete, is expected to finish before its original early 2021 wrap-up date.
Construction crews contracted by Richland County Transportation began laying down a final layer of asphalt Wednesday on Clemson Road.