Charleston County Government announces nighttime lane closures and traffic shifts during the month of February for paving, curb and gutter work. This work is part of Phase 2 of Maybank Highway Improvements Project. All work is weather permitting.
- The lane closures will occur 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 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
- Drivers should expect uneven pavement.
This phase of the project includes repaving the existing lanes 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 public will see a lot of changes to Maybank Highway over the next month.
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.