Maritime Port District Transportation Improvements

Description

The Port District Economic Development Study provided a comprehensive assessment of the assets in the port area, as well as an action plan of the enhancements needed to better leverage those assets. This project may include the implementation of additional infrastructure, connectivity, signage, lighting, landscaping, etc. The overarching goal is to create a dynamic district centered around the Port’s commercial activities. The Town of Mount Pleasant recognizes the significant economic development opportunity in the relocation of the South Carolina Ports Authority headquarters to the Wando Welch Terminal. The Town seeks to create a favorable and impactful experience on Long Point Road between the Wando Welch Terminal and I-526.

The project consists of developing intersection alternatives to improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the intersection of Long Point Road and Wando Park Boulevard and Long Point Road and Shipping Lane. The proposed improvement alternatives may include additional turn lanes and potential connection between Shipping Lane and Wando Park Boulevard. This project will also provide connectivity improvements for bicycles and pedestrians.

Public Information Meeting and Handout Materials

*Due to COVID - 19, the Public Information Meeting has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined.*

A Public Information Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at South Carolina Ports Authority Training Room, 200 Ports Authority Drive, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464.  The meeting will have a drop-in format with project displays available for viewing.  Citizens will have the opportunity to provide written comments.  A formal presentation will not be given during this time.

Project Information Handout (3/12/2020)

Existing Condition Exhibit (3/12/2020)

Wando Park Boulevard Approach Exhibit (3/12/2020)

Hobcaw Bluff Drive Alternative 1 (3/12/2020)

Hobcaw Bluff Drive Alternative 2 (3/12/2020)

Online Comment Form (3/12/2020)

Printable Comment Form (3/12/2020)

Schedule

  • Traffic Analysis and Conceptual Design: Completed January 2019
  • Design:  October 2020
  • Construction: December 2021

Cost Estimate

$1,938,170 funded via adoption of the 2020-2024 CIP

Resources

Contact

Daniel Williamson, Project Engineer 

  • Ph: (843) 856-3080 
  • Email