Repairs on the way for sections of I-20

By: Travis Ragsdale Email
By: Travis Ragsdale Email

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW)-- South Carolina DOT says they’ll be repaving a section of I-20 that many say is in desperate need of repair.

David Plowden makes the 30 mile commute from Martinez into Aiken County and he says the situation is only getting worse.

“They've actually posted loose gravel signs there, that's been that way for the last year, and it's steadily getting worse," Plowden said.

Yesterday, SCDOT announced a $1.7 million project that would repave the entire stretch of I-20 westbound from exit 22 to mile marker 13. The project would begin April 21 and wrap up some time in the middle of July said DOT.

Many drivers, like Plowden, have numerous issues with their vehicle now as a result of the gravel and asphalt breaking up.

“I've got multiple places along the hood of my truck now where the paint's come off,” said Plowden. “It's down to the primer, so that area's going to have to be completely stripped and re-painted, along with replacing the windshield.”

DOT said the project has been contracted out to Satterfield Construction out of Greenville.

“If you’re like me, you’re not replacing your windshield until the work is completed,” said Plowden. “I just hope the job goes smoothly and quickly.”

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