Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Down the road to a priority road project
Posted on 05/25/2021 3:00:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The entire $1.7 billion Carolina Crossroads project is broken down into five phases. The plan is to provide a safer, more modern interchange design for the state’s top interstate “pinch point,” commonly known as “Malfunction Junction” in the Midlands of South Carolina. More than 134,000 vehicles including commuters, freight carriers and other travelers pass through this area on a daily basis.
Phase I of the Carolina Crossroads project will center on the reconfiguration of the Colonial Life Boulevard interchange on I-126. Some improvements will be made to improve traffic flow along I-26 heading in the direction U.S. 378. This project will be undertaken by the joint venture team using the innovative “designed-build” method. This strategy will allow the final design work and construction to be completed by a proven team of industry experts on an expedited schedule.
The contract signing marks the beginning of work to finalize the design and other preconstruction activities for the project. The public should expect seeing major construction activity beginning in spring 2022 with all the work associated with the Phase 1 project being completed by the end of 2024.
Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall says that SCDOT looks forward to partnering with Archer-United to make the start of this long-awaited project a reality for the South Carolina.
“The upgrade and modernization of the intersection of I-20, I-26 and I-126 is critical to our economic vitality and will enhance the daily commute for thousands of South Carolinians. The team of Archer-United has an excellent track record of delivering good, quality projects on time and on budget and I look forward to the improvements beginning on this critical project for the State of South Carolina.“
(Excerpt) Read more at thetandd.com ...
1.7 billion and 2 years? I don’t know about South Carolina but if it were California it would be 10 years and 17 billion by the time it was done.
To be sure, that’s the first of 5 phases. The entire project is expected to be completed in 2029.
These sort of contract proposals often cost a JV like this 100k to 200k to put together all the proposals, preliminary pricing and design needed to secure this contract or submit for the final running.
It often takes the involvement of 30 to 50 staff members from each JV partner for two to four months.
Haven’t they heard? The planet will be over by then. Climate Scientist AOC said so.
Cue Zagar and Evans. Or Philip J. Fry.
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