SUMMERVILLE — Expect delays Thursday and Friday nights as intersection widening is completed at Cooks Crossroads.
Traffic will experience delays 6 p.m.-2 a.m. through the week, Dorchester County Councilman Jay Byars said in an email.
“The good news is, talking today with (engineers) Davis & Floyd, the goal is to have the new turning lanes and traffic signal up and running next week!” Byars said.
Cooks Crossroads is a four-way stop sign where rush-hour traffic on two-lane roads converges. S.C. 165 is called Bacon’s Bridge Road until it reaches the crossroads and then Delemar Highway afterward. The Ashley River Road, or S.C. 61, becomes Beech Hill Road at the intersection.
The snarled intersection is being widened and traffic lights installed as the first phase of widening S.C. 165 from the corssroads to Trolley Road in Summerville.
Because of the swarm of traffic, the overall project was reversed to do the intersection first.