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$231M contract for I-85/I-385 in Greenville

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A road work zone reminder sign on I-85. (Aug. 18, 2014/FOX Carolina) A road work zone reminder sign on I-85. (Aug. 18, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (AP) -

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has just signed a contract for the biggest road project in the state in more than a decade.

Transportation officials said in a news release they awarded the $231 million contract to improve the interchange of Interstates 85 and 385 in Greenville to Flatiron-Zachry Joint Venture.

The project is the biggest one in South Carolina since the $631 million construction of the Ravenel Bridge linking Mount Pleasant and Charleston that was awarded in 2001.

The DOT says the Greenville project will eliminate tight loops to go from one interstate to the other and increase the number of lanes on I-385 through the project.

Transportation officials say the I-85 and I-385 interchange is the third busiest in South Carolina.

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