All lanes of I-85 reopen following emergency repairs in Greenville Co.

Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 3:10 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 5:20 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announced that a section of I-85 was temporarily shut down this week for emergency repairs.

Officials said the repairs, which started Tuesday night, temporarily shut down the inside lane of the northbound and southbound directions of I-85 near mile marker 52. As of Thursday night, the SCDOT confirmed that all lanes were back open.

Lane closures on I-85 for emergency repairs impacting traffic.
Lane closures on I-85 for emergency repairs impacting traffic.(FOX Carolina)

According to officials, crews were repairing the drainage system along the median wall under the shoulder of that area. Water dripping from a pipe under the road was causing erosion and pavement settling along the interstate.

They added that this repair would prevent further damage to the system that could cause additional closures.