Watch: Road Re-opens 8 months after October Flood

A road that was destroyed in October's once-in-a-lifetime flood re-opened Tuesday.


Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Transportation officials are looking to improve area roads and area Dams, after the October Flood.
They’re holding a meeting for neighbors in Batesburg Leesville Wednesday.

In Forest Acres, A road that was destroyed in October’s once-in-a-lifetime flood re-opened Tuesday.

Rockbridge Road in Arcadia Lakes, near Forest Acres, was completed eight months after the flood and ahead of schedule, according to officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

The road was closed immediately when raging waters from Gills Creek and surrounding lakes destroyed it. On-site construction didn’t start until March 2016.

On hand for the official ribbon-cutting on the new bridge was Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, Arcadia Lakes Mayor Mark Huguley, Representative Beth Bernstein, South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) staff and contractors.

The new bridge is two lanes complete with sidewalks along both sides.

The price tag from design to construction came out to $2,316,080. [gtxvideo vid=’8HhgikjQ’ thumb=’’ vtitle=’Watch: Road and Bridge Updates in Midlands’]

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