SCDOT delays upgrades to Rocky Creek bridge

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Start of construction of S.C. 97 bridge near Great Falls pushed back until mid-January

By Nancy Parsons

 CHESTER – After announcing plans to replace the bridge over Rocky Creek on Great Falls Road (S.C. 97), the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is now delaying construction for about two months. 

Kimberly Corley, SCDOT public information coordinator, said Monday, Nov. 17, due to permitting delays, construction will not begin prior to mid-January 2015. 

Construction was originally scheduled to start Nov. 10. SCDOT estimates construction will take 19 months.

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