Highway 221 Widening Approaches

SC-DOT is progressing on plans to widen the remaining stretch of 2-lane US 221 between Wattsville and the Hunter Industrial park, giving the highway 4-lanes from I-385 to Downtown Laurens. The Laurens Commission of Public Works has been in the process of moving utilities out-of-the-way of the expansion. With an October 31st deadline approaching, the Commissioners this week approved up to $40,000 to hire a contractor, should that be necessary, to assist CPW crews in getting all the utilities moved by that deadline.