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Oct 20

Drainage Improvements Requires Detour on Gwynn Circle

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 8:24 AM by Communications Department

Construction work has begun under Gwynn Circle Gwynne1_SCbetween Linbrook Drive and Nicewood Drive replacing box culverts to help reduce flooding. Local and emergency traffic will be detoured starting around October 24th as the road will be temporarily closed and is not scheduled to re-open to through traffic until about December 8, 2016.

Because rainy weather delayed the culvert installation, the anticipated completion date is February, 2017. All property owners and occupants who have direct access to the roadway within the project limit have been notified.

Variable message signs were started October 17 to notify local traffic, and closure notices have been sent to emergency responders and local media. Questions should be directed to Dr. Mohammad Shar, Project Manager, at