Both northbound and southbound traffic along this section of I-77 are reduced from four lanes to two lanes to maintain traffic flow in both directions.

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The southbound lanes of Interstate 77 over the Catawba River are closed in York County, South Carolina, for major renovations to the Catawba River bridge. Southbound traffic has been diverted in a portion of the northbound lanes causing closures and delays in both directions.

“I think the biggest thing is just patience,” Joe Burke, chief communication officer for Fort Mill Schools, said.

South Carolina Department of Transportation decided the most efficient way to make all the necessary repairs to the bridge was to shut down the southbound side of I-77 between Sutton Road in Fort Mill and Cherry Road in Rock Hill.

Work is expected to continue through Monday, May 24 at 5 a.m.

“Unfortunately what that means for us, is there is going to be heavier traffic on our traditional streets especially in the morning and afternoons when parents are picking up and dropping off students,” Burke said.

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