Assembly Street project enters final stages

The Assembly Street safety improvement project is on schedule, and construction is entering its final stages. As the project nears completion, drivers should pay special attention to temporary parking restrictions.

Repaving Assembly Street requires temporarily prohibiting parking at meters in the area to be repaved. The roadwork will take place only between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and is expected to last three weeks. During this time, some parking meters will be covered with orange bags marked “No Parking,” and cars parked in these spaces after 7 p.m. will be towed. Attendees of evening events in areas where meters are bagged should park in the Discovery Garage.

College and Greene Streets already have been repaved, sidewalk and utility work is complete and mast-arm traffic signal poles have been installed. Crews soon will begin to install fencing, lighting and landscaping features.

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.