March/April Nighttime Lane Closures

Charleston County Government announces lanes closures and traffic shifts for paving, and curb and gutter work beginning Sunday, March 18 for Phase 2 of Maybank Highway Improvements Project. The lane closures and shifts are scheduled to continue through mid-April. All work is weather permitting. 

•    The lane closures will occur from 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
•    During this phase, drivers are also asked to be aware of uneven pavement.

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 change on 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.