Hwy. 19 bridge, Old Georgetown Rd construction should be completed by November

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – A bridge that’s remained closed since Hurricane Matthew struck South Carolina almost nine months ago should be replaced by November.

South Carolina officials say the bridge on S.C. Highway 19 near Conway is now under construction. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes or the dedicated detours to navigate around the site.

The closed bridge on Old Georgetown Road also is undergoing construction work and is expected to also be completed in November.

These are two of four bridges that had been closed due to damage from Hurricane Matthew, according to a South Carolina Department of Transportation Press Release.

The emergency contract was awarded by the state in late December to Carolina Bridge Company Inc. to design and construct the new bridges and approaching roadways.

Construction on other two roads, SC-41 and National Cemetery Road are expected to be completed by the end of July.