Assembly Street improvements continue

Improvements to the portion of Assembly Street that passes through the University of South Carolina campus are beginning to take shape.

While work continues on the eastern sidewalk of Assembly Street, crews have nearly completed work at the street’s intersections. Assembly’s travel lanes have been shifted and will remain in their current configuration.

The project team has made arrangements to ensure that the construction continues safely and does not interfere with university events. All sidewalks and intersections are open to pedestrians.

In the coming weeks contractors will build gateway walls at Blossom and Assembly streets and install mast-arm traffic signal poles at various intersections. They’ll also add stone and a drainage system to the Assembly Street median, preparing it for new landscaping and fencing. All existing utility poles will remain in place until new lights have been installed.

Contractors soon will begin making similar enhancements to Greene Street toward Main.

The University of South Carolina encourages all faculty, staff and students to cross Assembly Street by using the overhead bridge at Wheat Street or the tunnel between the School of Law and the Coliseum. Drivers should 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.

Updates will be posted at For more information, call USC Design and Construction Project Manager Dwight Cathcart at 803-777-9824 or SCDOT Program Manager Julie Barker at 803-737-1365.

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