RALEIGH - Beginning the night of Sunday, April 7, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close
one lane of Interstate 26 West at Mile Marker 56 in Henderson County for
approximately two weeks, weather permitting, to perform work on the Peter Guice
Bridge over the Green River.
During the work, all trucks westbound on I-26 must use the posted
detour of S.C. Hwy 11 at Exit 5 in South Carolina to U.S. 25 North back to
I-26. No trucks will be permitted on I-26 West beyond Exit 67 in Columbus.
Cars will be allowed across the Peter Guice Bridge but the
lane will be narrowed due to nature of the work.
The closures are necessary in order for crews to replace the
bridge joints, which have deteriorated over time. The $1.2 million project
contract was awarded to Buckeye Construction of Canton.
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