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Major Florence County road project wrapping up

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FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A major road improvement project you approved back in 2006 is wrapping up in a couple of weeks.

If you haven't driven along Highway 76 in Florence County recently - you should go check it out.

The once two-lane road is now a four-lane road with a median.

This road improvement was part of the first capital sales project voters approved by referendum.

Increased safety and further economic development are just two reasons leaders said this facelift is needed.

Engineers with the South Carolina Department of Transportation said the project is near completion.

"There are a few drainage issues that have got to be handled, but all in all the project is complete and is ready for traffic. There are still a few barrels out, about midway where that little bit of drainage issue has to be done is left," Jamie Poston, engineer with SCDOT said.

Next, crews are working to on design plans for the Alligator Road widening.

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