123-130 re-make ahead!
Federal aid is being applied to Seneca’s 123-130 and, if all goes well, the remake of that busy intersection will start early next year. South Carolina DOT officials confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that re-surfacing of 123, from the Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road, is the highest rated Oconee County project in the state’s 2014 Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program. The project is to include new turning lanes to help facilitate traffic. According to Eddie Adams, DOT commissioner from Seneca, the work is an extension of a multi-year effort to repave 123 in Oconee County. Because of the volume of traffic the intersection receives, some special consideration is likely, including the likelihood that at least some of the work will be done at night time. Adams estimates it’s a project that could cost $1.2 million.