UPDATE: University Parkway reopens following emergency slope repair

UPDATE: University Parkway reopens following emergency slope repair

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation, a portion of University Parkway, which was closed due to severe erosion and a slope failure, reopened Friday afternoon.

The roadway was closed between Doctors Drive and Physicians Court on Mar. 15 while emergency repairs were made.

According to the City of Aiken, some of the work done included a new drainage pipe and structures, downstream outfall protection, back fill to tie new slopes to existing topography, installation of a new curb and gutter, and installation of guardrail and permanent grass.

The closure was expected to last into mid-May but crews have completed the work early so the road has reopened.

District 7 Engineering Administrator Kevin Gantt said in March: “This is an inconvenience to everyone but their primary concern and objective is safety.”

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