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      DOT announces lane closures for Highway 501 widening

      The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced nighttime lane closures as it begins the widening of Highway 501 northbound.

      From 9 p.m. Monday (10/14/13) to 6 a.m. Tuesday (10/15/13), the southern entrance to Conbraco Circle will be closed for drainage installation. The northern entrance will remain open.

      From 9 p.m. Tuesday (10/15/13) to 6 a.m. Wednesday (10/16/13), the northern entrance to Conbraco Circle will be closed for drainage installation. The southern entrance will remain open.

      From 9 p.m. Wednesday (10/16/13) to 6 a.m. Thursday (10/17/13), and from 9 p.m. Thursday (10/17/13) to 6 a.m. Friday (10/18/13), Gardner Lacy Road will have lanes closed for drainage installation.

      DOT advises drivers to use caution in work zones and observe posted traffic control signs and reduced speed limits.

      The schedule may change due to inclement weather.

      The US-501 northbound widening project will add an additional travel lane from where the existing third lane ends at Tanger Outlets to the other side of the Gardner Lacy Road intersection (in the direction of leaving the beach.)

      This will bring the total number of through lanes in this section to three. In addition, most of the existing turn lanes and acceleration lanes will be rebuilt.

      The project is expected to continue through the end of 2014.