Due to the recent rain activity, Charleston County Government announces an extension of lanes closures for clearing activities through Sunday August 6 for Phase 2 of Maybank Highway Improvements Project. All work is weather permitting.
• Traffic may be stopped in both directions of travel periodically for a short period of time for safety when larger limbs are being removed.
• The lane closures will occur during nighttime between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday – Friday and 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
• Flaggers will be directing traffic safely through the closures.
• Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone are asked to be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times
In addition to the lane closure, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph in advance of the project limits to slow motorists down for the safety of workers.
This phase of the project includes the continuation of the lane from the Paul J. Gelegotis Bridge to the existing right turn lane at the intersection of River Road. The widening will help alleviate the afternoon congestion onto Johns Island caused by the merging of the two travel lanes. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are also included.
The goal of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Maybank Highway and to provide adequate bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. Planning for the projected started in 2007 and construction will be completed in three phases.
Visit the official website at http://roads.charlestoncounty.org for public meeting notices and up-to-date news and information about all Charleston County Transportation Sales Tax road projects. Anyone with questions about the project can call Charleston County’s Transportation Development Department at (843) 202-6140.