Long Road to close for bridge repair


Anderson County Roads and Bridges will close a portion of Long Road, from Wilson Road (C-06-0017) to Midway Road (S-04-0076) on Wednesday, May 5, 2015 to begin replacing the existing 59-year old narrow bridge over the Beaverdam Creek. The project is expected to take one year to complete.

The new bridge will be 36-feet wide and 60-feet long. The deck will consist of pre-cast hollow core slabs with an asphalt overlay. Adjacent roadwork will raise the structure four feet higher than it is now.

All of the bridge and roadway work will be completed by Roads & Bridges crews using county general funds. The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $250,000.

The signed detour route from the SC 81 & Long Road intersection will run south 1.25 miles to Hopewell Road, east on Hopewell Road 1.95 miles to Midway Road and north on Midway Road 0.80 miles to Long Road. Only adjacent residents and delivery vehicles will be permitted within the road closure area.