New Traffic Pattern Begins Tuesday Night, May 1

Charleston County Government announces a new traffic pattern for the safe installation of curb and gutter and paving work beginning Tuesday night, May 1.  All work is weather permitting. 

  • Construction barrels and lane shift signs will be utilized on the bridge over the Stono River to transition motorists from James Island to Johns Island.
  • Temporary striping will be installed on the asphalt in lieu of barrels for the lane shift.  
  • The new pattern will remain in effect until the top layer of asphalt is installed this summer.  
  • Drivers traveling through the project’s construction zone should be aware of equipment and crews working in the area at all times. 
  • During this phase, drivers may experience traveling over uneven pavement and some delays in your daily commute.

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 done in three phases. 

Visit the official website at 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.