‘Malfunction Junction’ to Get Safety Facelift
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Three popular interchanges in the Midlands are the focus of a safety program by the South Carolina Department of Transportation. SCDOT is launching a program aimed at reducing injuries and fatalities at three Columbia area interchanges: I-20 at I-26, I-20 at SC 215 and I-20 at US 1. The program, called ‘Vegetation Control for Safety,’ begins August 16 and is expected to last approximately two weeks. During the construction period, trees that are too close to the road will be cut. Brush and limb will be cleared. The ramp itself will be redone, wherein products will be added to increase friction. The effort is to decrease the number of cars that leave the highway and strike trees. Officials say motorists should not worry about detours or delays during construction.