Temporary continuous detour planned for ramp from I-126 Westbound onto I-26 Eastbound

May 28, 2024

Starting on the evening of Friday, May 31, SCDOT will implement a temporary detour for drivers using the ramp from I-126 Westbound onto I-26 Eastbound.

The detour will help SCDOT safely shift vehicle traffic from the existing flyover ramp onto a new permanent ramp, which was recently completed as part of the Carolina Crossroads Phase I project in Richland and Lexington Counties.

The detour will begin on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. with the closure of the existing flyover ramp, and will remain in effect continuously until Monday, June 3 at 5 a.m., with the opening of the new ramp.

Detour dates may change based on weather conditions.

Detour Directions

Drivers traveling from I-126 Westbound to I-26 Eastbound will be directed to take Exit 107A toward I-20 Westbound. Within the interchange loop, motorists will stay to the right and proceed to merge onto I-26 Eastbound toward Charleston.

A message board has been placed along I-126 Westbound prior to the Colonial Life Boulevard exit ramp and will remain throughout the duration of the detour to notify motorists of the temporary traffic pattern. Detour signage has been placed along the route.

Drivers are advised to use caution and plan accordingly in case of delays. Real-time traffic information is always available at 511sc.org.

Visit the project webpage scdotcarolinacrossroads.com for other information and updates. The public may also contact the Project Hotline at 800-601-8715.



The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is the state agency with oversight of South Carolina’s network of highways and bridges, including responsibilities such as planning, design, construction, financing, and roadway safety. To ensure the nation’s fourth-largest highway system is prepared to serve the needs of South Carolina’s growing economy and population, SCDOT has developed a Strategic 10-Year Plan that addresses improvements to the state’s highway and bridge systems. Learn more at scdot.org.