Assembly Street lanes will shift but remain open

In the coming week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will shift north- and southbound lanes of Assembly Street toward the center median. The shift, which will occur between Pendleton and Blossom streets, will create a safe work zone at the edges of the roadway while maintaining three open lanes for vehicles.

Until these adjustments are made, sidewalk construction will continue along the western side of Assembly Street near the intersection of Pendleton Street.

The project, which began April 1, aims to improve pedestrian safety along Assembly Street. Improvements include shortening crosswalks, widening the median, enhancing sidewalk facilities, extending curbs and adding lighting. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

The University of South Carolina encourages all faculty, staff and students to cross Assembly Street through the overhead bridge at Wheat Street or the tunnel between the School of Law and the Coliseum. Drivers may opt to use Main and Huger streets in lieu of the affected area.

People with disabilities who may require special accommodations should call Lis Bleasdale at 803-737-1345.

For more information on the project, visit