East Cooper: [MAP] Evacuees leaving Mt.
Pleasant may take I-526 to I-26 or US 17 north to SC 41.
Evacuees leaving Sullivans
Island will use SC 703 to I-526 Business to access I-526 then I-26.
Evacuees from the Isle of Palms would use the Isle of Palms Connector
(SC 517) to go to US 17. The right lane will turn north on US 17, then proceed to SC 41,
to SC 402, then to US 52 to SC 375, then to US 521, to SC 261 to US 378 to Columbia.
Evacuees using the left lanes of the Isle of Palms Connector would turn left to go to
I-526 then on to I-26.
Evacuees in the right lane on I-526 approaching I-26 from the East Cooper area will be
directed to the normal lanes of I-26. Evacuees in the left lane on I-526 will be directed
into the reversed lanes of I-26.
Evacuees travelling on I-26 in the normal westbound lanes of travel will be allowed to
exit at all interchanges between Charleston and Columbia. Evacuees travelling in the
reversed lanes of travel will be allowed to exit at most, but not all, interchanges.
Re-entry to I-26 will be permitted at all interchanges, but only into the normal, not
the reversed, lanes of travel.
No motorists in the reversed lanes of travel will be allowed directly from I-26 onto
I-95. However, they will be able to access I-95 via exit 165. They will take SC 210 north
to US 176 east to I-95.
I-26 westbound traffic in the normal travel lanes that does not exit prior to reaching
Columbia will be routed onto I-77 north.
I-26 westbound traffic in the reversed travel lanes that does not exit prior to
reaching Columbia will be directed by law enforcement officers across the interstate
median into the normal lanes of travel.
Motorists are cautioned not to cross any roadway median unless directed to do so by a
law enforcement officer.