Hwy.17 Bypass and Hwy. 707 interchange project still on-schedule

Officials announced Wednesday that the Highway 17 Bypass and Highway 17 interchange project is still on schedule to be completed in August of 2014.

The project will be 90 percent completed by August 2014, with only minor renovations to complete at that time.

The $120 million budget remains the same.

Beginning Monday, April 15, traffic will move 100ft to the west and all southbound lanes on 17 Bypass at the interchange will be switched on to ramps C and D.

The shift will begin at 8 p.m. and will take anywhere between five to six hours to finish.

Traffic signals will be out from 8:30 p.m. to midnight but local law enforcement will be there to direct traffic.

The speed limit will continue to be 45 mph.

The project is in the 4th of 7 stages of completion.