South Carolina DOT Opens Final Ramp of 85/385 Gateway Project
"We are excited to deliver the final configuration of this new, modern interchange to the more than 220,000 vehicles that currently use it daily," Hall said. "A lot has happened since we broke ground on this project in February 2016. A dozen new bridges have been built, several new ramps added or modified and both I-85 and I-385 have been widened."
"We now have six lanes on I-385 all the way from the Simpsonville to Downtown Greenville and I-85 has been widened all the way to Pelham Road,” Hall said.
The 85/385 Gateway Project is the first of three high priority interchanges that the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has identified across the state for strategic investment. The other two are Malfunction Junction in Columbia and 526/26 in Charleston.
The total cost of the project is approximately $300 million. Hall thanked SCDOT's partners: the legislature, local governments, federal government, State Infrastructure Bank, contractor Flatiron-Zachry, CECS, the Project Managers on the SCDOT Team and the support of the SCDOT Commission.
"I would like to thank the Greenville business community and the public for their support and patience during the transformation of this major interchange into the Gateway to the Upstate," Hall said.