January 21-25 Nighttime Lane Closures

Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures for storm pipe installation from Sunday, January 21 through Thursday, January 25 for Phase 2 of Maybank Highway Improvements Project. Crews will be installing steel plates as part of the storm pipe installation. The temporary plates will be installed on Maybank Highway between River Road and Fenwick Hall Allee. Drivers are asked to use caution when traveling through the construction zone. All work is weather permitting. 

  • The nighttime lane closures will begin Sunday night, January 21 through Thursday, January 25 between the hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
  • 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 
  • The plates are expected to be in place through Thursday, January 25, 2018.

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.
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