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Rains blamed for roadwork delay near NC-SC state line into York County

York County SC leaders say road projects in ‘serious’ need of dirt

Work on new roads and other projects means dirt some say York County, South Carolina doesn’t have. York County Council approved digging at a site near Clover for work on Pole Branch Road in Lake Wylie, a Pennies for Progress project.
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Work on new roads and other projects means dirt some say York County, South Carolina doesn’t have. York County Council approved digging at a site near Clover for work on Pole Branch Road in Lake Wylie, a Pennies for Progress project.

Work on Pole Branch Road will have to wait until after Thanksgiving, delaying a detour by two weeks.

The Lake Wylie highway is being widened as part of Pennies for Progress, the voter-approved one-cent sales tax program in York County to fund roadwork. A detour in the area previously was announced for Nov. 16-19.

With recent rain, the work has been pushed back to the end of November. The road now will be closed from 7 p.m. Nov. 30 to 5 a.m. Dec. 3. Pole Branch will be open only to local traffic.

The detour uses S.C. 274 into North Carolina. Once there, it travels Union New Hope Road and N.C. 279 in Gaston County.

The Pole Branch project is expected to have another detour later on and last for about six months. The $35 million widening of S.C. 274 and Pole Branch was approved by voters in 2011. It is expected to be complete in 2020. The project runs from Landing Point to the North Carolina line.

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