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UNION COUNTY — Two bridges in Union County will be each be closed for three months and traffic detoured while they are being replaced.

The S.C. Department of Transportation and United Contractors, LLC announced plans today to replace the bridge on Riley Road (S-44-134) over Buffalo Creek in the Buffalo community and the bridge on Pinkneyville Road (S-44-602) over Pinckney Creek in the Pea Ridge community.

The bridge over Buffalo Creek will be closed to traffic on Jan. 20 and the bridge over Pinckney Creek closed to traffic on Feb. 10.

The new bridges that will replace the existing ones will be built on the existing location. Each project is expected to take three months and traffic detoured during the construction period.

Motorists traveling on Pinkneyville Road will be detoured onto Holcombe Circle (S-44-601), to Mt. Tabor Church Road, then onto Pea Ridge Highway (S-44-13).

Motorists traveling on Riley Road will be detoured for approximately four miles onto Buffalo-West Springs Highway (SC-215), then to Industrial Park Road (S-44-194) and then onto Cross Keys Highway (SC-49).

In both cases, motorists are urged to use extra caution in the construction work zones.

For more information, the public can contact Lewis Ryan from United Contractors, at (803) 581-6000. If you prefer to contact SCDOT directly, please feel free to call Mr. Shane Parris, PE, at (864) 489-5760.

Parris said the replacement of the bridge over Buffalo Creek will cost $1.5 million and the replacement of the bridge over Pinckney Street will cost $1.6 million. He said this will cover all aspects of the projects including design and construction and will be paid by the SCOT.

Both bridges are on a list of substandard bridges in the region which Parris said have priority for replacement.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports South Carolina’s economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment. For general information on the South Carolina DOT, please visit our Web site (

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