UNION — After being closed for nearly a year the Duncan Bypass end of Rice Avenue Extension is once again open.
Perry Crocker, Assistant District Maintenance Engineer for District 4 of the SC Department of Transportation, said Friday that the section of the road was reopened to thru-traffic on Tuesday.
Crocker said the road was closed to thru-traffic on July 10, 2013, because a crossline pipe that ran under that section of the road had washed out.
To repair the damage and reopen Rice Avenue Extension to thru-traffic to and from the Duncan Bypass, Crocker said the entire drainage system beneath the road had to be replaced.
After the drainage system was replaced, Crocker said new aphalt was placed on the road allowing it to be reopened.