COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials say they have signed a contract to rebuild the last major road closed after the historic floods of 2015.
Department of Transportation Secretary Christy Hall said Monday a new U.S. Highway 21 bridge over Crane Creek near what used to be Lake Elizabeth north of Columbia should open by the end of April.
Officials say a dam was washed away and took part of the highway with it when nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain fell in two days in October 2015.
The area homeowner’s association debated for almost two years before deciding to abandon the dam.
Hall said in a news release the nearly $2 million bridge will include restoring the creek bed.
The DOT’s website says about 20 South Carolina roads remain closed from flood damage.