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May 11
Southbound lanes of Ashley River bridge to close nightly for maintenance

​Charleston, S.C. (May 11, 2023) – Starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, SCDOT will begin a series of overnight closures of the Southbound lanes of the Ashley River Memorial Bridge for bridge maintenance repairs.

Weather permitting, the bridge maintenance repair work is expected to last approximately two weeks, with nightly close and detour operations Sunday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The Northbound lanes of the Ashley River Memorial Bridge will remain open to traffic.

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Detour Information
Motorists leaving downtown Charleston on Spring Street (U.S. 17) will detour onto Lockwood Drive and across the Ashley River on the James Island Expressway (SC-30). After crossing over the Ashley River, the James Island Expressway (SC-30) becomes the Fielding Connector (SC-61). A left turn from SC-61 onto Wesley Drive (SC-171) will return motorists to U.S. 17.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is the state agency with oversight of South Carolina’s network of highways and bridges, including responsibilities such as planning, design, construction, financing, and roadway safety. To ensure the nation’s fourth-largest highway system is prepared to serve the needs of South Carolina’s growing economy and population, SCDOT has developed a Strategic 10-Year Plan that addresses improvements to the state’s highway and bridge systems. Learn more at 

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