Closures announced on I-85 in Spartanburg, Cherokee Counties

I-85 Widening Project (Source: I-85 Widening Project)

Several closures are in place in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties due to the I-85 Widening Project.

Drivers should be aware of the following closures:

Interstate 85 Lane Closures Northbound and Southbound

Motorists should expect left lane closures nightly on northbound and southbound I-85 from mile marker 80 to 90. These should continue through Sunday night, May 27th, 2018.

Interstate 85 Southbound Entrance Ramps onto Exit 80 Gossett Rd

The two entrance ramps onto southbound I 85 from Gossett Road will reopen in conjunction with the next traffic shift on interstate 85 this summer. Traffic on Gossett Road desiring to enter onto I-85 southbound will travel south on the Sha Lane frontage road to Exit 78/US Route 221 and enter southbound I-85.

Dewberry Road Closure

Motorists are also advised that a portion of Dewberry Road will remained closed in Spartanburg County, between Exit 80 (S 57 - Gossett Rd) and Exit 83 (SC 110 - Battleground Rd). Reopening date for Dewberry Road is uncertain at this time due to delays with the completion of utility relocation work, unforeseen site conditions encountered in the area and bridge construction. As soon as a more definite date is established, SCDOT will advise.

Interstate 85 Southbound On Ramp Closure at Exit 77/I-85 Business

Upstate motorists should anticipate the closure of the on ramp to Interstate 85 southbound at Exit 77/I-85 Business. This ramp will be closed due to construction from June 11, 2018, until July 11, 2018. I-85 Business northbound traffic desiring to travel southbound on I-85 will detour from this interchange onto I-85 northbound to the Exit 78 off ramp, turn left onto US 221, and turn left to the on ramp to southbound I-85.

Learn more about the interstate project and obtain detour maps by visiting

Important notices are available through the project Facebook page and Twitter feed @85widening.

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