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County undertakes intersection improvements at the landfill entrance

Edmund, SC (Paul Kirby) – Lexington County is working to improve the intersection that leads to the county’s landfill in Edmund. For some time the traffic along Edmund Highway has been increasing and the intersection has been a cause of concern.

The project will add left and right turn lanes from Edmund Highway (SC 302) onto Landfill Lane. This will improve safety by preventing vehicles, including large trucks, from stopping in the thru lanes to yield before turning onto Landfill Lane heading down into the landfill area. The hope is that this will help prevent the rear end collisions at this intersection that have been so common. It should also improve the capacity and flow of traffic on this section of highway as well.

The project is being paid for with C funds. C funds are derived from 2.66 cents per gallon of the state gasoline tax. These dollars are shared with counties for the improvements of state roads, county roads, city streets, and other local transportation projects.

The total cost of this intersection improvement project includes $67,000 for engineering, and $443,000 for the actual construction. The total cost of the project is $510,000.

The scheduled completion date for the work is the end of June of this year. The contractor performing the work is CR Jackson, Inc. of the St. Andrews area.

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