Posted on: May 17, 2017
Town Completes First Street Sign Replacement Zone, Begins Second Area
By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 17, 2017) – To meet federal requirements, facilitate emergency vehicles' navigation around town, and increase the safety of residents and motorists, the Town of Mount Pleasant completed the first area of its Street Sign Replacement Program. The capital improvement project will replace about 7,500 signs over the next five years, or roughly 1,500 signs per year.
The program is divided into areas, or zones. The first rehabilitated area include East Ridge, Harbor Watch, Heron Place, Sandpiper Point, Remley’s Point/Scanlonville, River Watch, River Reach, Runaway Bay, Molasses Creek and Hobcaw.
The second area will include the following neighborhoods: Queens Court, Bayview, The Groves, Cooper Estates, Baytree, Creekside, Pine hollow and Marsh Pointe.
The Street Sign Replacement Program will include all street signs within the Town, with the exclusion of private roads and sideways. Existing signs will be removed if they are considered redundant or do not meet standards. Additional signs may be added where deemed applicable.
All signs will be installed on a standard u-channel post unless otherwise requested by the neighborhood. If decorative posts are requested, they must be breakaway and approved by the Town via an encroachment permit. All costs associated with decorative posts, including procurement and installation, will be the responsibility of the requesting neighborhood. Regardless of sign post selection, the Town will provide all street signs and identify all sign locations.
About the Capital Improvement Plan
The Town of Mount Pleasant Capital Improvement emphasizes the Town’s commitment to its capital needs and totals almost $50 million dollars for fiscal year 2018. The Capital Improvement Plan is a five-year plan updated annually. Projects are ranked by the Mayor and Town Council, and funding plans are set in place and ultimately approved each fiscal year. As most projects tend to span multiple years, funding remains active and is carried forward to each new budget until a project is completed. The Town of Mount Pleasant is committed to funding major transportation and stormwater infrastructure improvements, which combined are 85% of the total CIP budget, along with the continued effort to maintain Town facilities and other assets to create a more sustainable community for citizens.
For more information about the CIP, visit us online at www.tompsc.com.