In anticipation of evacuations for Hurricane Matthew, lane reversals will begin at 3 p.m. today in South Carolina.
During a morning press conference today, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that lane reversals will begin this afternoon in order to help over one million coastal residents to evacuate.
SCDOT Lane Reversals
Hilton Head – One lane is reversed to create three lanes traveling west on US 278 at the intersection of the Spanish Wells Drive and Moss Creek Village Drive. This reversal is approximately two miles in length.
Beaufort – US 21 is reversed to create three lanes at US 21 Business and continues until US 17.
Charleston to Columbia – A full, four lane reversal on I-26 in Charleston begins at the interchange of I-26 and I-526. The full reversal continues west until the I-26 crossover to I-77 just outside Columbia in Lexington County.
Horry County – Horry County has two, four lane reversals: 1) SC 544 to US 378 and 2) SC 22 (Conway Bypass) to SC 576 near Marion County.
SCDOT is warning drivers to use extreme caution and to slow down: “The usual rules of the road are changed in reversed lanes. The reversals are designed to keep traffic flowing, however, traveling speeds will be slower than normal. Drivers need to pay extra attention while in reversed traffic.”
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— SCDOT (@SCDOTPress) October 5, 2016