Edmund, SC (06/07/2021 Paul Kirby) – A key commuter road that connects portions of western Lexington County with South Lake Dr (SC Hwy 6) and Edmund Hwy (SC 302) is closed for repairs. Boiling Springs Road at the Shealy Pond Heritage Preserve's outfall creek closed on Monday, June 7th, 2021 so that the reinforced concrete pipe under the road could be replaced.
The section of road that is closed is between the Bethany Church, Redmond Rd, and Boiling Springs Rds intersection and Bluefield Road. Although there are only a few homes in this area, many commuters use this as a passage to cut from the Boling Springs and Pond Branch communities of Lexington County to Edmund Highway daily. This gives them easy access to I-77 north, I-26 east or west, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, and the cities of Cayce, West Columbia, and the central and southeastern portions of the City of Columbia and Richland County. This also includes most entrances to Ft. Jackson and I-20 from the I-277 interchange east toward Florence.
The SCDOT has posted electronic message boards on each end of the construction zone that state the road will be closed for approximately 14 days. This should put the reopen date on June 21, 2021, if the construction stays on schedule.
During the period the road is closed, motorist can utilize Bluefield Rd to McLee Rd as a detour from one direction and Redmond Rd to Crystal Springs Dr from the other. Drivers can also use Edmund Hwy, South Lake Dr, and Platt Springs Rd to circumvent the construction zone.
Motorist are urged to please use caution in the area and add extra time for their commute to compensate for the detour. Law enforcement agencies are committed to patrolling in the area and traffic violations in a construction zone can carry enhanced fines in South Carolina.