04/20/2016 Update: Weather permitting, additional barricades will be placed on Highway 93 on Sunday, April 22 to prepare for lane shifting to begin later in the week. Traffic patterns should not be impacted while the equipment is being installed. Anticipated timing of additional lane closures if Monday, April 23.
Clemson University has seen quite a bit of growth over the past few years with several newly constructed buildings on the main campus. However, our electrical and chilled water infrastructure dates back to the 1960’s. To support new construction and renovation, significant upgrades must be made. Unfortunately, this will require disruptions to the flow of traffic along Highway 93 while construction is underway.
On April 16, contractors will place barricades along Highway 93 to affect traffic flow, creating safe zones for construction workers. Barricades will be positioned along Cherry Road at Parkway Drive, continue north to Highway 93, and west along Highway 93 to Sherman Drive.
The traffic lane closures and shifts indicated will remain in effect from April 16 to May 12. As manholes are installed to access utilities below the ground, there will be additional lane closures. Traffic lanes around the manhole sites will be reduced during the installation period. Flagmen will be present during in the area to direct two-way traffic.
Additional closures will occur after May 12 for the next segment of construction (Learn more here). Detailed traffic-pattern changes will be posted in this blog in advance.
Through-traffic should use Perimeter Road or Highway 123 for the duration of this project. The visuals below provide an overview of where lanes will shift from four lanes to three lanes and, in some cases, two lanes.