GREENVILLE, S.C. – Drivers should expect pacing operations Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week as part of the 85-385 Gateway Project.
A pacing operation occurs when the Highway Patrol temporarily slows, but does not stop traffic during heavy construction work. There should be no significant impact to the travelling public. These pacing operations are being done to fracture rock via blasting work to facilitate the installation of storm drainage pipe on the project. Drivers are not expected to feel the blasting and there will be nothing to see as the blasting will be confined to the bottom of the pipe trench.
Traffic on Woodruff Road seeking to enter the ramp to I-385 Northbound from both directions will be paced for two minute intervals while the blast occurs. These operations will occur between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the three nights.
About the 85-385 Gateway Project:
The 85-385 Gateway Interchange Improvement Project will provide an economic boost to the Upstate, improve safety for the traveling public, and increase the capacity of this Interchange to function more efficiently for many years to come. At $231 million, it is the second largest transportation project in South Carolina History. Learn more at www.85385gateway.com.