Coal Ash trucks to use secondary route


Due to South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) work on Cooley Bridge Road, outbound Waste Management trucks hauling coal ash from the Duke Energy W. S Lee Steam Station will be using their designated secondary haul route on Hwy. 8, Duke officials said this week.

The route will take the Waste Management trucks hauling coal ash from the Lee Steam site to Homer Georgia through Pelzer and West Pelzer on Hwy. 8.
The secondary route for outgoing trucks leaving the W. S. Lee Steam area is: turning left on Lee Steam Plant Road, taking a left on Holland Ford Road, left again on Highway 8 and continuing on to I-85 South.
Drivers on Lee Steam Plant Road should also note that work continues to remove coal ash from a secondary ash fill basin located across the street from the current removal site.Both sites are located in close proximity to the road, the original Lee Steam Station and the new Combined Cycle plant now under construction, making the area even more congested.
Trucks are entering the roadway from both sides of Lee Steam Plant Road.
Duke is currently in the process of excavating 1.4 million tons of coal ash from an inactive ash basin and an ash fill area at the W. S. Lee site. The ash removal project has been underway since May of 2015 and is expected to be finished by the end of 2017.
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